A circus performer showed off his ᴛᴜᴍʙʟɪɴɢ skills in a series of incredible sᴛᴜɴᴛs with his beloved elephants in Hungary.
This huge and dangerous animal, the African elephant, is the largest land animal on Earth. African elephants can grow up to 10 feet tall, but Rene Casselly Jr. is fearless when it comes to his beloved elephants that have been by his side all his life.
Rene Casselly Jr, Rene is ʜᴀʟꜰ German and ʜᴀʟꜰ Belgian, and his incredible sᴛᴜɴᴛs have made him famous, is seen in the video with two of his elephants used in his performances. He showed off his ᴛᴜᴍʙʟɪɴɢ skills in a series of incredible sᴛᴜɴᴛs with his beloved elephants in Hungary.
Casselly, who currently performs with the National Hungarian Circus, is seen in the video with two of his elephants used in his performances. The video starts out with the 20-year-old preparing to jump on one elephant’s trunk before his ᴅᴀʀɪɴɢ back flip in the air. He pulls off the incredible back flip and lands on top of the second elephant’s back.
He’s also pictured standing atop one of his family’s elephants as they go for a walk. “Feeling like, King louie today,” Casselly wrote in the caption of the video he posted on his Instagram account.
Casselly, who has been training elephants for most of his young life, also showed off his ᴅᴀʀɪɴɢ split on top of their heads as he folded his arms.
He has been performing with his family, including his sister, Merrylu, since they were young. Casselly and his family performs with their five beloved elephants, Betty, Kimba, Mambo, Nanda and Tonga. Casselly said: “It is more common to have a dog or a cat for a pet. But I have always lived with my five elephants!” The Casselly family was also featured in the Danish-made documentary, The Circus Dynasty, about two of Europe’s most eminent circus families.
In time, many circuses that used animals for entertainment and didn’t treat them right or ᴋᴇᴘᴛ them caged and neglected have been closed by animal welfare organizations like PETA. Many of the animals used in circuses were retired and sent to animal sanctuaries or conservation reserves. Right now, Casselly is still surrounded by his friends, the elephants, and horses.