Axel Gautier

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Chicago Tribune

Elephant Trainer Axel Gautier, 51
May 09, 1993|By New York Times News Service.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Axel Gautier, a leading trainer of elephants who had been a performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for 35 years, died Wednesday in a Gainesville hospital. He was 51.

He died shortly after one of the elephants he was working with at the Ringling Elephant Farm in Wiliston, Fla., knocked him down and stepped on him, said Rodney Huey, a Ringling spokesman.

Long a featured performer and senior elephant trainer with the Ringling show, Mr. Gautier had been appearing with the Blue Unit, one of the show's two traveling circuses, in Asheville N.C.

He was making a brief visit to the Elephant Farm, where Ringling operates its elephant conservation and breeding program with a herd of 20 elephants.

Mr. Gautier's sons, Michael, 28, and Kevin, 23, had both been appearing in the show with their father and they performed after the accident Wednesday night.

Born in 1942 in Breslau, Germany, which is now a part of Poland, Mr. Gautier was descended from six generations of circus performers. His ancestors founded the Didier Gautier circus in France.

He joined the Greatest Show on Earth at 15, worked as an apprentice with the elephant trainer Hugo Schmitt and inherited the act when Schmitt retired in 1970.

Mr. Gautier, largely by voice command, trained elephants to stand on their heads, walk sideward and lift circus performers with their trunks and their mouths.

Besides his sons, he is survived by his wife, Donna.

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