RINGLING CIRCUS TAKES FINAL BOW
The acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus take their final bow at an arena outside New York with a space-themed balancing act kicking off the farewell performance of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after nearly 150 years. The show caps a legacy that stretches back to 19th century showman P.T. Barnum, with the circus bidding adieu at a series of shows at the newly refurbished Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on New York’s Long Island. The finale comes a year after the company bowed to pressure from animal rights activists and agreed to stop using elephants in its performances. A featured attraction for more than a century, the elephants has come to symbolise the Ringling Bros brand.