Herta Klauser Cuneo

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Herta Klauser Cuneo
Profession circus animal trainer
Personal details
Born 1937 Munich in Germany
Dead 2017 Sarasota in United States

Spouse(s) John Cuneo

Country United States

Title owner -
Location at Hawthorn Corporation in United States

Biography details

Herta Klauser , circus animal trainer in United States

Born 1937 in Germany dead 2017 in United States .

Born Herta Klauser in Munich, Germany, Herta was born into a circus family where she developed her love for animals and the circus ring. Known as ‘Goldie Locks’, Herta worked the family circus act, ‘The Klauser Bears’, and became one of the greatest bear trainers of her time.

Herta went on to perform in the center ring with the world famous Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Germany’s Circus Krone, and many others, entertaining millions around the globe. She appeared several times on TV programs including the Ed Sullivan Show.

Herta’s love of the arts and her philanthropic generosity was unending. Herta, along with herformer husband, John F. Cuneo Jr., was the Vice President of The Cuneo Foundation.

Herta was inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame in January 2002.

Sarasota Herald Tribune

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). animal trainer Herta Klauser in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=2917. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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