Furuviksparken in Sweden


Furuviksparken
Unknown elephant in Furuvik from the past. Postcard, unknown photographer
Unknown elephant in Furuvik from the past. Postcard, unknown photographer

Typezoo

Owner -1938: Oscar Jakobsson
1938-: Gösta Nygren
Parks & Resorts Scandinavia
Founded1936
First elephant arrived1936
Place Gavle
Country Sweden
Website Website

Directors 1935-1975: Gösta Nygren (director)

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-: Jonny Persson
(elephant head-keeper)
1943-1944: Franz Adamski
(elephant trainer)

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Description

Furuviksparken, in Gavle, Sweden , was founded in 1936 and the first elephant arrived in 1936.


Comments / picturesFuruviksparken was founded in 1900 by Oscar Jakobsson and officially opened by count Olle Cronstedt.

1936: Taku arrived.
1938 the zoo was bought by Gösta Nygren, who managed the zoo for 45 years.
1943-1944: 4 elephants came from Circus Busch (Paul Busch) in Germany with the trainer Franz Adamski.
1950: 2 elephants bought

References for records about Furuviksparken

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Furuviksparken, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=28. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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