April 6, 2010 - 12:53pm
Vincent Von Duke is a sixth-generation animal trainer, who performed at the New York State Fairgrounds with the Tigris Shrine Circus.

For Vincent Von Duke, training lions and tigers is a family business. His family came to America from Europe in the 1920s and started training the large felines. Von Duke is continuing the tradition today as a sixth-generation trainer with his two lions and three tigers: a male lion, a female lion, a white tiger, red Siberian tiger and orange Bengal tiger.