Franzen Brothers Circus in United States

Franzen Brothers Circus
First elephant arrived1974
Last elephant left1997
Closed down1997
AddressRt. 1, Box 173
PlaceAmherst Junction, Wisconsin
CountryUnited States
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Franzen Brothers Circus, located at Rt. 1, Box 173, in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin, United States, was founded in 1975 and the first elephant arrived in 1974. The last elephant left in 1997. Franzen Brothers Circus closed down in 1997 in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin, .

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In 1974, at the age of 27, quit his job, pooled his entire life savings and bought a two-ton Asian elephant. One year later he founded Franzen Brothers Circus.

Wayne Franzen was killed on May 7, 1997, by a tiger during the show.

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Koehl, Dan (2021). Franzen Brothers Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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