Böse Rosa
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Sarrasani in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Böse Rosa  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age

People killed:1: Killed the experienced and famous elephant trainer Wilhelm Philadelphia, Berlin, 1921-04-28
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Sarrasani, in Germany

Date of arrival

Circus Sarrasani
Record history
History of updates2023-09-21

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Böse Rosa is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Circus Sarrasani, in Germany, .

Affiliated people

1: Wilhelm Philadelphia (trainer from 1921 to 1921)


Böse Rosa was born wild .

Comments / pictures

Very aggressive, except for Sarrasani and one of the keepers.

1921-04-28: (Berlin) Killed the experienced and famous elephant trainer Wilhelm Philadelphia.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Böse Rosa, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Sarrasani in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3642. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 59,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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