Archive for November 2009
Karl Hagenbach of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus (Peru, Indiana). Hagenbach was a pioneer in big animal training. Traditionally they were trained out of fear and whipped. Hagenbach used reward based training. In 1913, the circus lost 8 elephants, 21 lions and tigers and 8 performing horses in the Wabash River flood. In June of 1918, one of the worst circus wrecks in history, 86 people died and 127 were injured when a sleeping locomotive operator crashed into the Hagenback-Wallace train. Using the catch phrase “the show must go on”, Ringling Bros. and several other circus outfits lent the troops equipment and as a result only two events were canceled.
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I wasn’t too happy with the girl, the angle of the lenses was too drastic for a good animation. However I know I have a lot of ferris wheel fans, and I liked the wheel and the pond, so I included it.