Photo Gallery – Chimps Doing Juggling-Related Tricks

In the past, it was apparently popular to train chimpanzees and other apes to perform plate spinning, statue tricks, and other juggling-related skills. The most famous of these was Bubu, the incredible performing chimpanzee of the 1920’s and 30’s.  Bubu was trained by a Danish man named Viggo Benny to do balancing tricks similar to Enrico Rastelli, the great juggling …

Animal Juggling Acts

Many American movie goers remember watching Steve Martin juggle three (fake) cats in the 1979 move The Jerk. While the scene was absurd, the idea of animals being involved in juggling acts certainly isn’t. In fact, there is a long history, especially in circuses, of such acts. Perhaps the first act to combine juggling with animals was performed by John …