The “Greatest Show on Earth” is great no more.  After 146 years of thrills, chills, drama and excitement, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is dropping the tent, releasing the menagerie and rolling up all three rings to close this May.

The employees reportedly learned of the closing Saturday night after the shows in Orlando and Miami.  The peanuts are still fresh and the cotton candy is just as sticky.  The trapeze act is just as frightening and the clowns are still all jammed in that little tiny car – so what’s the problem?

You are if you were an elephant protester!  The pachyderms have been the symbol of the circus since an Asian elephant named Jumbo joined the show way back in 1882.
A circus spokesperson says after the elephants were removed from the shows and sent to live on a conservation farm in Central Florida, attendance for the shows dropped dramatically.

The last shows for the two touring editions of the Circus will be Sun, May 07 in Providence, RI, and at the Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, on Sun, May 21 and then the curtain comes down on a childhood fantasy and dream.  Now answer me this - when things get tough at home, what can kids run away to and join?

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