Elephant Stories - Modoc and Bram2015
By Amelia Meyer
Modoc’s story, commonly known as the story of the greatest elephant that ever lived, tells of the friendship and love that existed between one of the most intelligent animals walking the earth and the man who fought to keep him. Modoc (the elephant) and Bram (the son of the elephant trainer at the provincial circus, Wunderzirkus, in Germany) are born within the same hour on the same day, over 100 years ago. The baby weighs in at less than 5kg, and the baby elephant astronomically more. As each becomes a toddler, their unique understanding of one another develops, and their lifelong friendship solidifies. Bram’s father becomes fatally ill and some of his last counsel to his son is for him to take special care of Modoc.