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Animal Care

at Germany’s Great Bavarian Circus


Like many circus children, we grew up with animals. The dream of many city children was a real reality for us – ponies in front of our houses (caravan) door.

But we also learned how to deal with animals right from the start. Care and feeding was a given and always comes first. We sometimes spend a night in the stable tent with a sick animal.

In the Circus we look after noble Arabian horses, camels, ponies, donkeys and dogs!

Benjamin Spindler and his family have been working with animals for generations and place great emphasis on proper animal husbandry. The optimal care, accommodation and nutrition of our animals is our top priority.

Anyone interested is always welcome to take a look behind the scenes and see for themselves the exemplary animal husbandry.

What is crucial for the well-being of the animals in the circus is just not the dimensions of the floor space or the design of the room, but rather the harmony in the human-animal relationship. In contrast to the wild, circus animals do not have to worry about their food or look for resting places, so they have no need for extremely large territories or enclosures. Especially since the size of the habitat in the wild depends on the food supply. The “artificial” territory is therefore crucial for the well-being of our animals.

We love our animals and see them as part of the family! Our animals are our partners and are treated as such!


With a lot of patience, our animals are taught how to carry out certain actions at the signals of their animal teachers. Violence plays no role here – just as the performance of unnatural tricks does not. We want to show you the beauty of animals, not horses flying on a trapeze. All of the maneuvers presented by our animal family are trained with positive reinforcement and are maneuvers they make in the wild.


Scientific research has shown that animals do not feel stressed when transported from one play location to another. However, when changing locations, the animal tent is put up first and the run is fenced off in order to keep the stay in the transport vehicle as short as possible. The distances covered are also manageable at less than 200 miles.