American circus Ringling Bros. has last performance given
The world-famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has Sunday evening local time in New York the last performance given.
The declining numbers of visitors force the circus to stop after 146 years. It was the last show for everyone free of charge via Facebook. There looked a few tens of thousands of people.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus itself, representing as The Greatest Show on Earth is one of the most famous circuses in the world. It began in 1841 as the museum of showman Phineas Taylor Barnum, who also travelled with his collection of curiosities, animals, and freaks.
In 1907 he went to the circus together with that of the five acrobatic brothers Ringling, once the major competitor.
In addition, the number of visitors is also the fight of animal rights activism against the use of elephants, tigers and lions for a reason for the circus to stop. After a long struggle with the activists, stopped Ringling Bros. last year with elephants. The ticket sales then took drastically reduced.
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