Remembering the circus elephants

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus announced this week they’ll no longer use elephants in shows due to a shift in public opinion about the treatment of the majestic animals.A quick look back at circus elephants, now that they’re being phased out.

Circus elephants with their attendants and a Shetland pony crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge for publicity, April 1932 / Sam Hood

Circus elephants with  attendants crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge for publicity, April 1932 / Sam Hood

Circus moving by train, Queensland, Australia 1920s

Circus moving by train, Queensland, Australia 1920s

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  1. crescentmoonramblings

    Wow, can’t believe these photos were taken here in Australia. How neat. They reminded me of the book Water for Elephants and the Charlton Heston movie The Greatest Show on Earth.

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