Rene Casselly Jr, a 20-YEAR-OLD animal trainer and acrobat performs incredible stunts with five African elephants. Growing up to 10-foot tall, and weighing an average of 6 tons, the African elephant is one of the continents most dangerous animals. However, animal trainer and acrobat, Rene Casselly Jr has a unique bond with his elephants after knowing them his entire life.
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Casselly, who currently performs with the National Hungarian Circus, is seen in the video with two of his elephants used in his performances. The video starts out with the 20-year-old preparing to jump on one elephant’s trunk before his daring back flip in the air.
The Casselly family is a circus dynasty and have traveled all over the world. They are currently performing in the National Hungarian Circus.
It is more common to have a dog or a cat for a pet. But I have always lived with my five elephants!’ Casselly said.The Casselly family was also featured in the Danish-made documentary, The Circus Dynasty, about two of Europe’s most eminent circus families.