Stafford Bullen , zoo director in
Born 1925 in Australia
dead 2001 in Australia
, son of director Perc Bullen and director Lilian Bullen .
Stafford Bullen (20 March 1925, Bathurst, New South Wales - 12 November 2001, Sydney) was an Australian circus proprietor and co-founder of the African Lion Safari (Warragamba).
Bullen was born to parents Alfred Bullen and Lilian Bullen,
who in 1920 founded Bullen's Circus in Australia. His circus career began at four, travelling the country as a child. He had a tutor and was an above average student, yet his formal education ceased at age fourteen.
Stafford and his brother Ken Bullen
ran the family business after their mother died in 1965.
Stafford married Cleo Rinaldo, whos father Joseph Rinaldo
was an Austrian stuntman, and her mother Freda Cuthbert,
was a snake charmer and lion tamer with South African Bostock and Wombwell's Circus. Stafford and Cleo had four children: Mark Bullen,
Sonya Bullen and Craig Bullen.
Stafford Bullen, far right Cleo, my aunty Betty, unidentied person, aunty Jean.
In 1968 they opened the In 1968, he opened the African Lion Safari (Warragamba) near Warragamba Dam. It attracted over 200,000 visitors annually.
In 1969 Stafford Bullen opened Bullen's Animal World at Wallacia, New South Wales.
Bimbo, Craig Bullen,
Sabu, Stafford Bullen, Siam, Brenton Bullen.
lived at Australia Zoo with three of the elephants that he grew up with: Siam, Sabu and Bimbo. Two of the Bullen elephants died during 2013, and the last Bullen elephant were relocated back to the Circus shortly afterwards, but died in 2019.
Family Total: 3 children Mark Bullen. Born: ?. Dead: † ? Craig Bullen. Born: ?. Brenton Bullen. Born: ?. Siblings Siblings through the father Perc Bullen (1896-02-08-1974-08-11): Kenneth Bullen Gregory Bullen
Stafford Bullen s ancestral Ahnentafel:
Alfred Born: 1896-02-08
Lilian Born: 1894