Tusko again

Posted By on January 23, 2012

Here Tusko is behaving himself but still could not be trusted. He finely became a resident of the Woodland Park Zoo, where he spent the rest of his life.

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Black Diamond

Posted By on January 23, 2012

Black Diamond, an Al G. Barnes elephant was condemned to death because he had killed and no longer could be trusted with people.

I get alot of emails asking questions about different circus elephants. I am knowledgeable to a certain extent on this matter, but I would like to direct you to someone I believe is the most informed on this topic  and has made his life training elephants……. Bill Buckles Woodcock.   He can be found on” Buckles blog” or on my circus blog under Blogroll.I am sure he can answer all of your questions…….Sincerely IVAN M. Henry.

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Christansen’s Animal Review

Posted By on January 23, 2012

Photo taken in Grenville, South Carolina 1951.

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Watkins Chimps #1

Posted By on January 23, 2012

Thank you Steve for your comment.

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Walkins Chimps #2

Posted By on January 23, 2012

What a great trick and a great idea for a trick.

Steve Fenn has made a comment. Thanks.

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Watkins Chimps #3

Posted By on January 23, 2012

This chimp is really in to it. What a fine chimp act Buddy Watkins had.

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Sonny Moore’s Roustabouts

Posted By on January 23, 2012

Here is another great circus dog act.

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The 3 D’s

Posted By on January 23, 2012

Photo taken in 1950. I know only one of their names….. Stan Volera, on the right.

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Zavatta’s Dogs

Posted By on January 23, 2012

Olgie Zavatta worked his dog act with a tremendous amount of excitement, as seen here. He was a mater prop builder and no matter what act he did, which were many, all were done with perfection.

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The Wong Troupe

Posted By on January 23, 2012

I found this other photo of the Wong Troupe and posted it for Betty Wong …. enjoy.

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