Say Goodbye To Elephants
(4.28) The end of an era. Good thing too. Following this tour Ringling Brothers will be retiring its trained elephants, two years ahead of its original schedule. National Geographic reported on the negative publicity that forced the decision.
Early in May, 11 female elephants that together have spent decades on the road for circuses will step off train cars and super-semi trucks for the last time into retirement in central Florida. Most will be returning to family and friends. (Read “Here’s Where Ringling Bros. Is Sending Its Circus Elephants to Retire.”)
The circus is at The Dunk through Sunday with the elephants arriving Thursday morning. Sabin Street will be temporarily closed to traffic. (ProJo)
. . . you can say goodbye at an “elephant brunch” Thursday at 11 a.m. in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence. Sabin Street will be closed during the event, which is open to the public.
Elephants, 11am, Thursday, April 28, Sabin Street, (directions)