Josef Gärtner in Yugoslavia

Josef Gärtner
Chiara and Josef Gärtner under Jumani. Right the african bull Duglas. Circus Scott, Sweden, 1979. Photo © Joy Gärtner
Chiara and Josef Gärtner under Jumani. Right the african bull Duglas. Circus Scott, Sweden, 1979. Photo © Joy Gärtner
Typecircus
Founded0
First elephant0
Stopped elephants1996
Closed down1996
CountryYugoslavia

Josef Gärtner was son to Friedrich Gärtner.

Toured in sweden and Finland during the 80´s with Circus Scott and Circus Finlandia, and in Norway with Circus Arnardo during the 90´s.


Photo © Joy Gärtner

Married to Chiara Gärtner, who was killed by one of the elephants in 1982. In his second marriage Josef became father to Silvia Gärtner, Claudio Gärtner, Joy Gärtner, Christian Gärtner, Alex Gärtner and Sonny Gärtner.


Josef Gärtner was killed by one of the elephants 1996 in Carpentras, France. Photo © Joy Gärtner

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