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Sonny Frankello's Elephants

Elephant Training (GERMANY)

Sonny Frankello started his career at the age of 8 as a clown with a pony. He is the 6th generation from a German artiste family working in the circus-business and the 4th generation performing with elephants.

At the age of 14 he performed for the first time with an Indian elephant of his father's together with a little pony. A few years later, as the elephant grew bigger, Sonny presented the act called "Tarzan and Sahib".

frankello5.JPG (7882 bytes)In 1985 Sonny bought the female elephant Timba from a zoo. During the following four

In 1988, Sonny performed for the first time with two elephants at Circus Benneweis in Copenhagen.

With his friendly and caring way to treat his animals, Sonny soon became one of the best elephant trainers in the world of circus.

Sonny and his elephants have travelled all around Europe and performed amongst others at the International Circus Festival in Monte-Carlo, in Rome, Brussels and Paris, where they were awarded the first prize for the best animal training.

Previous appearances:

CIRCUS BENNEWEIS, Denmark, CIRCUS MAXIMUM, Sweden, CIRCUS KRONE-BAU Munich, Germany, CIRCUS CONELLI Zurich, Switzerland, TIVOLI Copenhagen, Denmark, ROYAL THEATRE CARRÉ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, WORLDCHRISTMAS-CIRCUS, Stuttgart, Germany, CIRCUS ARENA, Denmark, LA GRANDE FETE LILLOISE DU CIRQUE, Lille, France, etc.

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