Peggy MacDonald: circus performer and elephant trainer died on July 16, 2008, aged 85

Peggy MacDonald in the Besalou elephants act
Peggy MacDonald in the Besalou elephants act

2008-10-22 - San Antonio, United States
Peggy MacDonald was famous with her husband, Mack MacDonald, for the training and presentation of the Polack Brothers’ Shrine Circus elephant act, known as the Besalou elephants, in the US. She was born in a tent at Glenwood, Minnesota, in 1923, during the Saturday night performance of the Henderson Comedy Company. In 1945 the Henderson family was engaged with the Bailey Brothers’ Circus in America. In 1946 its owner, Bob Stevens, took on a young man to train his new elephant group. Mack Mac...

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