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Mable and Gene

Hi Roger what a blessing is it to read your comment. The red haired woman you speak of is my Grandmother, Gene Roper. Which Mable trained. My sister and I spent much time at Jungleland and what a wonderful time it was then. It saddens me to see what it has become today. I do have photos of my sisters and I at Jungleland. And love sharing our story of our Grandmother and Mable, Tex and Ina and many others with our children and Grandchildren. My Grandmother's whip that was given to her from Mable is still in the family,along with many of the photos. Along with working with the "big cat's" My Grandmother also trained many of the Chimps for many of the movies. Mable Stark is still a household name in our homes as well as Jungleland. What an amazing place. I have been doing alot of research and the only thing I would love to find is a photo of Mable and my Grandmother together. If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to e mail me at
Iam so greatful to have found this sight. How did you know my Grandmother?? Everyone at Jungleland were amazing people.
Thank you all.


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