Baby Anna

| November 11, 2011

Jack Badal’s elephant “Baby Anna” with chimp trainer Gene Detroy and his assistant. Photo taken in the early 1960’s at the Pacific Auditorium Los Angeles, Calif.

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The Old Bull Men

| September 8, 2011

  From left to right, Eugene “Arky” Scott, Bert Pettus and “Doc”, a friend of theirs, whose last name is unknown to me. This is the last photo taken of Arky before his death from cancer. Both Arky and Bert were rough and tough old birds, but that was only to cover up the softness […]

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A Dangerous Encounter

| September 8, 2011

An encounter with a 16 foot reticulated Python is not a funny matter. This man got lucky. A 26 foot Python nailed Jack Badal and had him down on the exhibit floor. It took six men to uncoil the snake and John Dole, one of the trainers for the Los Angeles Zoo, to dislodge the […]

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Jack & Chet

| August 18, 2011

This photo of Jack Badal on the left and Chet Jusyck was taken in the early 1960’s. Jack is seen here trying to sell a whip that he just made. By the look on Chet’s face……….. he liked it instantly!  Jack Badal makes custom bull hooks. The cost is fifty dollars plus five dollars for […]

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The Lion Team

| August 7, 2011

Here is a photo from the Los Angeles Times, taken Oct. 28, 1935. Its location is is unknown to me, but I’m guessing it could have been at either Goebel’s Lion Farm or the Los Angeles Zoo. It is said that the California Zoological Society trained the two lions, Tarzan on left and King on […]

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Tiger Attack

| August 7, 2011

This photo is very rare. What you see here is a DUMB STUNT that started out as a good idea. During a show, two trainers in London, England, believed their Tiger was tame enough to be handled by a young child, So, Hugh Boyle was enlisted to play with the cat. As the photo shows, […]

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Jack Badal’s Book

| June 19, 2011

Jack Badal was one of the most versatile animal trainers in this country. He shares with us in his book”Jungle to Stage” his exciting memories and stories.This book not only offers his insight of animal training but also other great animal trainers from the circus,zoo and motion pictures. His book is filled with a wealth […]

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Badal & Jones

| May 23, 2011

Jack Badal on the left and Smokey Jones. Photo taken early 1960’s. A great photo of two great animal men.

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Baby Anna

| May 23, 2011

Jack Badal’s baby Anna and a little person who just happens to be a clown on the show. Cooling off between shows , not a bad idea.

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Jack Badal & Anna

| May 23, 2011

A bath before the show. Photo 1966 at the Stockton, Calif, fair grounds.

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