Al Vidbel

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Al Vidbel
Alfred  Vidbel

Personal details

Spouse(s) Joyce Vidbel

Country United States

Work locations
Title owner 1984-1999
Location at Vidbels Old Tyme Circus (Alfred Vidbel)s elephants in United States

Title animal trainer
Location at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

Biography details

Alfred Vidbel , circus director in United States

in United States .

In the 1930s, Al Vidbel, son of Polish immigrants, ran away from his home in Trenton, NJ to join the circus. Not just any circus, he joined The Greatest Show on Earth! His love for animals, particularly elephants, landed him a job, first shoveling, then showing and training the animals that he so admired and loved.

2006: Al Vidbel suffered a stroke and was rushed to Albany Medical Cener from their homestead in Windham, NY.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). director Alfred Vidbel in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 September 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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