Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s last show May 2017

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey has just announced the company will put on their last performances in May 2017. Citing an overall decline in ticket sales exacerbated by the retirement of their elephants, Ringling said in a statement the 146-year-old circus had become “an unsustainable business for the company.” Ringling retired its elephants to a facility in central Florida last year. See our coverage about the decision and the facility.

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150916-ringling-circus-elephants-florida-center/