George Munro in Germany

George Munro

First elephant arrived1948
Place Bremen
Country Germany
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George Munro, in Bremen, Germany , was founded in 1947 and the first elephant arrived in 1948.

Comments / picturesMunro had an office in India at 86 Ripon Street, Calcutta, and also started and owned Bremer Tierpark 1967-1974.

Possible table of imports:


Transport 1: Sura, sold to Rostock, and another female. The other female may be Nika, going to Stockholm over Hamburg.

Transport 2:

Schöpfi, Hati to Rostock, Sonja to Magdeburg. Schöpfis import is described in the book Mit Elefanten unterwegs (by Gotthard Berger), which says she was captured in Assam, India, in 1960, and shipped together with three other elephants from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany. It seems that the other three was Joni, Hathi and Sonja.

According to EPP, Joni was sold to Berlin Tierpark, but I wonder if
theres an error, maybe this is the same jony that in 1966 came to
Zoocentrum Moskwa and later Perm...?

In 1962-02-23 hes sending away at least three elephants:
Assam to Erfurt, Bupari III and Rani II to Halle.
Gaya to Rostock, Delhi to Leipzig,


Oly and Pia is sold to Berlin Circus Union, Bombay and Star to
Dresden, India and Magda to Lodz, Kinga to Krakow,

10 July a small Asian arrived. (probably Baby which was bought by Gunter Gebel-Williams/Circus Williams in exchange for an older Asian female.)

Mala to Hamburg,
(1966 also seems to be the export for Toka to USA.)

In September Munro had three larger elephants, one was transported 26 september, arriving 28 in Berlin Tiergarten.

1968: 3rd of July, Munro got a larger elephant (Bamco?) from Circus Williams, in exchange for 18 months old Baby.

George Munro in Germany GermanyBremen Zoo 1968, 3rd July: GGW riding on Banco, the smaller elephant is Baby. Baby later came with Günther to USA.


Rhena together with Mumtaz Mahal came 1972 from Assam, animal dealer George Munro. // Wolfgang Nehring, 2016


Mocamba and Somali to Wendel Huber.


Dumbo, Max and Moritz to Circus Busch (Karl Scholl)

References for records about George Munro

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). George Munro, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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