Sabu (Sabi) at Josef Gärtner

† Sabu (Sabi)
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female, unknown years
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Josef Gärtner
ArrivedJosef Gärtner 1979-00-00
from Circorama (Liana Orfei)
Circorama (Liana Orfei)
from Frejus Safari Park
Frejus Safari Park
from Cirque Pinder-Charles Spiessert
Born: wild
Document updated2011-06-11: prev location
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Sabu was sold from Circus Pinder to Frejus, and then she was transfered to different zoos and circuses in Italy, during which time she killed in the zoo two persons. By circus Liana Orfei she attacked an elephant keeper who is bound to wheel chair. After this people were afraid of her, and she was presented to Josef Gärtner when he came back from Sweden in 1979.
1982: Killed Chiara Gärtner 1982.
1996: Killed Josef Gärtner 1996 in Carpentras

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  • Christian Gärtner

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