Circus Ring of Fame Wheel Plaque

Jean (Tarzan) Zerbini

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 2011

Circus Profession: Animal Trainer/Circus Owner

Born: 1942

jean tarzan zerbini circus ring of fame foundation inductee

Swinging into the ring, attired in a loincloth, he was “Tarzan Zerbini, Lord of the Jungle” in one of the most innovative and crowed-pleasing wild animal acts of the 20th century. His dedication to the circus led him in 1980 into ownership of his own circus, a highly successful one-ring European style tenter that is the largest producer of Shrine shows in North America.