Brian Boswell

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Brian Boswell
Profession circus assistant director
Personal details
Born 1942 in South Africa

Spouse(s) 1964 Jane Boswell

Country South Africa

Work locations
Title owner 1982
Location at Brian Boswells Circus in South Africa

Title owner 1982
Location at Natal Zoo Lion Park in South Africa

Title assistant director 1964-1967
Location at Circus Chipperfield in United Kingdom

Biography details

Brian Boswell , circus assistant director in South Africa

Born 1942 in South Africa , son of director Stanley Boswell .

1964: James Boswells son Brian Boswell acted as adviser for Chipperfields Circus on their 1964 tour, and married one of the Chipperfield family, Jane Stockley.
1982: The film "Jungle Paradise" was filmed entirely at the Lion Park. Brian had recently taken over five Asian elephants from Wilkie, and these were used for the movie.
1982: Brian Boswell opened his own circus, Brian Boswells Circus, but Wilkie was seeking to restrain them from using the name
Boswell on their circus publicity material. The courts granted this, and Brian Boswell had to tour under the name Brians Circus.
1982: Brian Boswell also bought Natal Zoological gardens in KwaZulu Natal.
2002: After Boswell-Wilkie circus finally closed, the circus could travel under the name Brian Boswells Circus.
2016-12-09: Circus owner, Brian Boswell, is challenging the legality of elephant protection laws after his attempt to sell African elephants to a zoo in the United Arab Emirates was blocked by wildlife authorities. Boswell has refused to accept the denial of a permit application to send five circus trained elephants to a Dubai zoo at the selling price of R3 million each.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). assistant director Stanley Boswell in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 July 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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