Arthur Jones’ African Elephant Show

Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2018 by John Wood
Not many people know this but before Arthur Jones became well-known as “Mr. Nautilus,” he had many adventures capturing, trading, and filming wild animals (especially Elephants) all over Africa. He subsequently made appearances throughout the United State promoting his wild animal shows, most notably “Wild Cargo.” Here is a newspaper advertisement from the early 1960’s for one of Arthur’s appearances in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Note the involvement of Inge Topperwien who would go on to play an integral role in the founding of Nautilus (as well as eventually become Arthur’s wife.)

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