Saturday, May 27, 2006

Carl Hagenbeck Animal Catalog #5

For some unknown reason the price on "Jennie II" has been dropped $500 and the bicycle thrown in free. Somebody must know something.
As I always say "Caveat Emptor".


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing the elephant got too big for those skinny bicycle wheels

Anonymous said...

What about Karl Hagenbeck's other bicycle riding elephants,that came to America ca.1900,
"Tony" and"Ella"?

Buckles said...

There was a third one named "Maude" that rode the bike with Ben Wallace.
It's a very simple trick to train, the hard part is having the tricycle built in the first place.
It's conceivable that all three rode the same bike in succession as each one outgrew the contraption.