Bob Cline

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Bob Cline
Robert  Cline

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Personal details
Country United States


Title board member-2020
Organisation at Circus Historical Society

Title animal trainer -
Location at Jungle Larry's African Safari Land Inc in United States

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Robert Cline , circus animal trainer in United States

in United States .

Bob Cline is a Circus Historian on American Circus, Circus History and Elephants in particular. He has written articles published in the Circus Historical Society's Bandwagon and the Carnival Midway. He is also Co-treasurer and Newsletter Editor for Circus Historical Society

He started his circus career out as a Junior Circus Model Builder, then joined Circus Kirk in 1973. He performed between 1973 and 1995 doing aerial cradle, comedy low wire and lion & tiger acts, eventually owning his own tiger act for a few years. He has authored the e-Book "America's Elephants" as well as several articles. He studies the history of non-zoological elephants all the time. He has finished a historical documentation of the Circus World Museum parade trains over the years including their loading lists, train orders, paint schemes, and histories. Bob created and maintains the CHS Circus Wagons website, and is Social Media Administrator for CHS's Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.
Circus Historical Society

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I performed from 1973 to 1995 with a couple years off in between. I did an aerial cradle act for three years, low wire as a clown, trained llamas, ponies, then lions and tigers for 15 years. I am now a firefighter, a member of the Circus Historical Society and an author of several circus and carnival related subjects.

Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). animal trainer Robert Cline in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Selected publications
  • America's Elephants ISBN B002K6E5ZI

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