All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ringling Brothers’

Shot Elephant Makes Controversial Return to Circus

The elephant shot in a drive-by last year in Mississippi returned to the stage with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey on Thursday, almost exactly a year after the terrifying incident, according to WMC-TV. Carol the elephant, who is now 40 years old, was shot by an assailant with a single bullet that entered her right side. Doctors said a …

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Clown Shortage: Paint On Your Sad Face

Clowns “just aren’t cool anymore.” Soon, and perhaps not soon enough for some, big floppy shoes and honking red noses may be a thing of the past. “What’s happening is attrition,” said Glen Kohlberger, President of Clowns of America International. “The older clowns are passing away.” According to, the World Clown Association’s membership rates fell from 3,500 to 2,500 …

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