Circus World (Polk City) in United States


Circus World (Polk City)
<q>"This is Circus World Feb. 4, 1974, the day we arrived from Venice with the first 17 elephants"</q><cite>Williams Buckles Woodcock</cite>
"This is Circus World Feb. 4, 1974, the day we arrived from Venice with the first 17 elephants"Williams Buckles Woodcock

Typecircus

Owner
Founded1974
First elephant arrived1974
Last elephant left1984
Closed down1986
Place Polk City
Region Florida
Country United States
Website Website

Directors

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-1974: Gary Hill
(elephant trainer)
1974-1978: William "Buckles" Woodcock
(elephant trainer)
1978-1979: Axel Gautier
(elephant trainer)
1979-1981: Franz Tisch
(elephant trainer)
1981-1986: Roman Schmitt
(elephant trainer)

Elephant keepers 1978-1978: Sam Hadock
Relevant literature
Description

Circus World (Polk City), in Polk City, United States , was founded in 1974 and the first elephant arrived in 1974. The last elephant left in 1984. Circus World (Polk City) closed down in 1986 in Polk City, .


Comments / picturesElephants owned, residing and performing with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus can be found at several different locations, which have been divided up for clarification of record keeping and to give a better idea of Herd identifications. They include:
- Ringling Brothers Circus (1884 - 1918)
- Barnum & Bailey Circus (1888 - 1918)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1919 - 1968)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Unit (1969 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Red Unit (1969 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Gold Unit (1988 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus European Tour (1963 - 1964)
- Circus World at Polk City (1974 - 1984
- Ringling Retirement Farm at Williston (1984 - 2010)
- Ringling Brother\'s Center for Elephant Conservation (1995 - present)

Records about Circus World (Polk City) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/"This is Circus World Feb. 4, 1974, the day we arrived from Venice with the first 17 elephants: Anna May, Peggy, Rose, Manja, Rebecca, Gilda, Carmen, Mudu, Zina, Tagu, Minyak, Mala, Sophie, Barbara, Babe, Josky and Hope. The Park opened Feb. 21 and two days later I took delivery on "Bonnie" an African and then on July 21, an Asian male "Hugo" from the Jacksonville Zoo"



Records about Circus World (Polk City) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
"Marcella" and "Icky" the last two elephants remaining from the '49 Herd both died at the Ringling Park.
"Marcella" was delivered to me 2/3/77 from the Blue Show and she died of old age 7/12/77. She was originally purchased in 1922 when the Ringling Show still wintered in Bridgeport.
The next year I took my Herd on the Blue Show and "Icky" was included in Axel\'s Herd that replaced us. She died at the park in 1979.

References for records about Circus World (Polk City)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Circus World (Polk City), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=457. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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