History

Wrestling with an Elephant

Photo of Herman Goerner in which he is wrestling an elephant with the elephants front legs on his shoulders with the description: this photograph–taken in S. Africa–shows Gorner in a training “stunt” which he practiced daily when appearing with Pagel’s Circus. When first the feat was performed, the elephant weighted 700-lb. only. but it was continued till Gorner finished his engagement, by which time the elephant had reached 1,500-lb. in weight.

Wrestling with an Elephant

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