Jungleland’s Main Arena

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Dick Walker in the main arena Junglelands Main ArenaRichard “Dick” Walker seen here in this photo, He to was a fine cat trainer. It is some what unbelievable how many young men and women got their start at Jungleland. I have often wondered what ever became of Dick. The last time I saw him was in 1959?

John Harriott’s comment is more than gracious to the circus blog. Thank you John. I am racing against time trying to get as much circus history as possible on the blog. I also thank the others that have helped me keep our circus record factual with their comments.

Thanks Janice for your comment, Your Dad was a fine man and a great trainer.

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Gable At Jungleland

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Clark Gabel Gable At JunglelandThis photo of Clark Gable was shot in 1946′s? He indeed loved animals and was a circus fan. I have a photo of him visiting the Gil Gray circus.

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Ada Smieya

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Ada Smieya 1966 Jungleland1 1024x781 Ada SmieyaThis photo of Ada was taken in 1966 at the main Jungleland stage arena. Ada was also at Jungleland during it’s auction of Oct, 1969.

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Jungleland’s Tamba

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Tamba Junglelands TambaTamba was a true movie star chimp. She worked with Johnny Wiesmuller in numerous movies.

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Chucko At Jungleland

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Chuckko during a show Chucko At JunglelandChucko was a regular at Jungleland. Here he is on his greeting stage. Just behind him is the clown birthday house. Countless children had their birthday photo taken with him. It became a tradition at Jungleland to visit with Chucko.

                                           He was the “Birthday Clown”

Nice comment Janice.

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Mabel Stark

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Mabel Stark Mabel StarkThis Photo was taken during one of her a performance at Jungleland. Mabel did two shows a day every day except Mondays. I think she may have been the oldest working trainer in the business. Photo shot in 1967.

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Jungleland Visitor

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Pat Craig Jungleland VisitorThis young lady is Pat Craig.

Thanks Randy for your comment.

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Jungleland Hippo

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Jungleland Hippo Jungleland HippoI remember this Hippo well, she was mean and hard to work with. She destroyed every area that we put her in for exhibition. If she had the chance she would nail you.

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Jungleland

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Black Panther JunglelandThis cat was one of the best that Jungleland had for movie work. Not tame but very easy to work with. Her name was Sheba and was a Jaguar

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Jungleland

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