Mable Stark

| March 13, 2017

    How well I remember this fine lady. She was a hard person to know, and not easy to get along with, But when you broke the ice. She became your friend. I made it a point to visit with her as much as possible. Mable was filled with old circus history, much could and was learned from her. I […]


The Young Lion Trainers

| August 25, 2009

Left to right is Pat Anthony, Dick McGraw and Stephano Repeteto. These three became  great lion and tiger trainers…each with their own personality apparant in their acts.  Photo taken in  December  1950’s at Jungleland Compound in Thousand Oaks,California.                                                                      See comment from Kevin Mc Graw.3-27-10 . Thank you Melia Anthony for your comment.


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 […]