Isaac A. Van Amburgh was an American animal trainer who developed the first trained wild animal act in modern times. By introducing jungle acts into the circus, Van Amburgh paved the way for combining menageries with circuses. After that, menageries began using equestrian and clown performances in circus rings. He took London by storm in 1838-9 with his daring performances at venues such as the Drury Lane Theatre and Astley’s Amphitheatre. Queen Victoria greatly admired his shows.
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