OTSEGO, Mich. — The Kelly Miller traveling circus pitched it’s tent in Otsego on August 21st. The tented circus travels all over the Midwest and New England area with their entourage of acrobatics, clowns, and exotic animals.
I had the opportunity to talk with Ryan Holder the tiger trainer for the Kelly Miller Circus. Holder has been training tigers for 6 years after his apprenticeship with the previous trainer. During our chat Holder told me about about life in the circus and his land in Oklahoma where the tigers get to roam for their 3 month tour break.
For more information on Holder and his tigers you can check out his website HERE.
I also met a woman who goes by Moxie Montana and has been touring with the circus for many years. Moxie works with the camels and zebras and even let me ride one.