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 Borg greeting the Elephant Nika goodbye, before her and Shivas departure to England, 1991. Photo: Pelle Zettersten,
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Sven Borgs apartment was on the top of this building