Sven Borg

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Sven Borg
Sven  Borg
Sven Borg riding Bambina in the Stockholm zoo
Personal details
Country Sweden

Title elephant head-keeper 1932-1975
Location at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden

Relevant literature

Biography details

Sven Vilhelm Elias Borg , zoo elephant head-keeper in Sweden

Born 1907-09-22 in Sweden dead 1998-06-19 in Sweden .

Borg was educated by the elephant keepers Fritz Theisinger and Hugo Schmitt at Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg, Germany, and was responsible for Skansens elephants from 1932 to 1975. Until 1956 he also provided elephant rides for children at Skansen. His son Sven-Arne Borg was often assisting his father from early age.

Sven BorgSven Borg greeting the Elephant Nika goodbye, before her and Shivas departure to England, 1991. Photo: Pelle Zettersten, Sweden Musth

Sven BorgSven Borgs apartment was on the top of this building

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant head-keeper Sven Vilhelm Elias Borg in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Dan Koehl
  • Erland Axel Wadsten

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Categories elephant head-keeper | zoo | Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) | Borg family | Born 1907 | Dead 1998 | People from Sweden

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