A bittersweet bow for the elephant

March 22, 2015 6:59 AM

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus recently announced that its 13 traveling elephant performers would retire by 2018, ending a storied tradition for the Greatest Show on Earth.

The animals will leave the spotlight and head to the circus' 200-acre conservation center in Florida. And who can begrudge the majestic creatures a sunny retirement? But I will admit to a bittersweet feeling that this particular part of the show won't go on. It's not just the end of a circus staple....

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