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Cleo the Lion - The gentle circus lion on the western adventure CIRCUS BOY/NBC/ABC/1956-58. Cleo was the property of Big Tim Champion (Robert Lowery), the owner of the Burke & Walsh Circus that roamed the American frontier at the turn of the century. After Cleo died on episode No. 3 ("The Great Gambino"), she was replaced by a more ferocious lion named Nuba who attacked the circus lion tamer aka, The Great Gambino (played by Anthony Caruso). 

Circus Boy rides Nero the Lion
Circus Boy rides a circus Lion

Corky Wallace (Mickey Braddock), a ten-year-old boy adopted by the circus after his parents were killed in a high-wire accident was a close friend to all of the animals in the circus, including Cleo/Nuba the lion, Sultan the tiger, Bobo the chimpanzee (Corky's pet) and Bimbo the baby elephant.

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