new york - The world famous Ringling Bros. And Barnum \u0026 Bailey Circus released the last show on Sunday evening local time in New York. The receding visitor numbers force the circus to stop after 146 years. The last show was for free for free by Facebook. There were a few tens of thousands of people.
Ringling Bros. And Barnum \u0026 amp; Bailey Circus presenting itself as 'The Greatest Show on Earth' is one of the best-known circuses in the world. It began in 1841 as the museum of showman Phineas Taylor Barnum, who also traveled with his collection of rarities, animals and freaks. In 1907 the circus coincided with that of the five acrobatic brothers Ringling, once the biggest competitor.
Besides the number of visitors, the battle of animal rights activists against the use of elephants, tigers and lions is also a reason for the circus to stop. After years of struggle with the activists, Ringling Bros. stopped. Last year with elephants. The ticket sales then fell drastically.