Kim Benneweis

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Kim Benneweis
Kim  Benneweis
Henrik Svanholm Moeller and Kim Benneweis.
Personal details
Country Denmark

Title elephant superintendent 1997-2001
Location at Circus Arena (Benny Berdino) in Denmark

Title elephant trainer 1980-1995
Location at Circus Benneweis in Denmark

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Kim Benneweis at Circus Arena
Biography details

Kim Benneweis , circus elephant trainer in Denmark

Born 1956-12-06 in Denmark , son of elephant trainer Sonny Benneweis .

Kim Benneweis was born 1956-12-06, son to elephant trainer Sonny Benneweis (1933-1979) and Lis Tolver Jensen, and grew up at Circus Benneweis in Denmark. From 1977 he assisted his father in the training of the circus elephants.

1989 (In Italy??)

1992 in Denmark

1994 in Denmark

During tour 1994 in Nyborg, Denmark, the elephant Siam attacked Kim Benneweis, and almost killed him in the ring. The same year, all Circus Benneweis elephants were sold.

Kim Benneweis left Circus Benneweis in 1995, and was from 1997 to 2001 superintendent at Circus Arena in addition to being in charge of their nine elephants. From 2001 General Superintendent at Circus Scott, Sweden, and later horse trainer at Team L.A. in Denmark.

With Kirsten Otte Kim Benneweis have the children

2. Jeff Benneweis
3. Glenn Benneweis
4. Sascha Benneweis
5. Alexander Benneweis
6. Mischa Benneweis
7. Marc Benneweis
8. Sahra Benneweis


Siblings through the father Sonny Benneweis (1933-12-29 -- 1979-07-08):

  1. Michael Benneweis Born 1958 Dead: † 2020-02-21

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Kim Benneweis
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Born: 1933-12-29

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Musse Benneweis

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant trainer Kim Benneweis in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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