Joe Frisco Sr.

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Joe Frisco Sr.
Profession circus elephant trainer
Personal details
Born 1933-09-07 Flushing, New York in United States
Dead 2022-07-07 in United States
Country United States

Title owner 1977
Location at Joe Friscos elephants in United States

Title animal trainer 1962-1979
Location at Glen Oak Zoo, Peoria in United States

Title elephant trainer
Location at U.S.A. unspecified locations elephants in United States

Biography details

Joe T. Frisco , circus elephant trainer in United States

Born 1933-09-07 in United States dead 2022-07-07 in United States .

When Joe Senior was 10, he ran away from home and joined the circus. He observed the elephant trainers, and worked his way up to become one of the best-known trainers in United States.

Joe Senior had three sons; Joe II and his two uncles. They were each taught to work with different animals: horse, tiger and elephant.

Joe Frisco Sr.


Total: 3 children

  1. Joe Frisco II.
  2. Terry Frisco.
  3. Tim Frisco.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant trainer Joe T. Frisco in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories elephant trainer | circus | Glen Oak Zoo, Peoria | Frisco family | Born 1933 | Dead 2022 | People from United States

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