Josip Marcan The Arena

| February 26, 2009

I never knew Josip Marcan but I admired his tiger act. His presentation was first class, one of a kind. Thank you Wade Burck for the information concerning this fine performer and trainer.

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Josip Marcan Tiger Fire Hoop

| February 26, 2009

A series of tigers jumping through the fire hoop. Most animals are deathly afraid of fire. It takes time and training to accomplish this type of trick. Sometimes I wonder if the audience really appreciates the time & effort involved. Other trainers always do.

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High Leap

| February 26, 2009

More great pictures of  Josip Marcan  I wish I could have seen this act in person, but I was busy working a comedy chimp act in another part of the world.

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Josip Marcan’s Tiger Ride

| February 26, 2009

Here, Josip Marcan and his tiger show their confidence in each other. This goes much deeper than just animal training. There is a concept with many people, that animal training has to be forceful and cruel.  This is not true. Although the trainer must maintain the alpha position …..that position is arrived at because the animal feels […]

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Babe

| February 26, 2009

Here is Babe when she was near seventy years old. Photo taken mid 60′s at World Jungle Compound, Thousand Oaks, Calif. When I was a child on the circus I would sneak out at night from our house trailer and go to the menagerie where I would  curl up to Babe and Dutch and sometimes fall […]

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Tiger Leap

| February 25, 2009

Here is a stunning picture of a well trained tiger. Year 1959 on the Tom Pack Gran Circo, Imperial Arena Mexico.  This is a photo of, Josip Macran  It is very easy to confuse the two trainers Bouty and Marcan because their wardrobe was very similar and they both worked bare chested.

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Dule Tigers Barrel Roll

| February 25, 2009

The tricks just get better and better.

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Hind Leg Stand with Josip Marcan

| February 25, 2009

This tiger probably weighed around 400 lbs. I wish I could have seen this act in person.                

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The Salute

| February 25, 2009

What can you say? About something that is already perfect.

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Josip Marcan

| February 25, 2009

  Mr. Marcan displaying great showmanship.The horse was named King and the tiger Sultan. I want to thank Wade Burk for naming the pictures for me. Josip Marcan became one of the greatest trainers of his generation. He still lives in the USA.

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