The end of the line for circus elephants at the Greatest Show on Earth, stripped yet of another of its defining attributes in sheer magnitude and spectacle, has been moved up by two years.
This from Feld Entertainment:
"The circus will continue to feature other extraordinary animal performers, including tigers, lions, horses, dogs and camels."
That's good news.
The Felds had originally planned for the last retirees to exit in 2018.
Doubtlessly, they have good reason to make the move as soon as possible.
Ringling fans are being encouraged, good PR slant, to catch the circus one more time between now and May if they wish to give the performing pachyderms one last farewell.
Thanks to Don Covington for the link.
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