Trainer Edward Healy and an elephant during the 90th annual Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus in New York's Madison Square Garden on March 31, 1960.
(AP Photo/Harvey Lippman)Last year, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus eliminated elephant performances. And now, the parent company's CEO Kenneth Feld has announced the circus
Clown Emmett Kelly picks up a toddler during a circus parade in New York on April 9, 1945.
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An audience at New York's Bellevue Hospital watches circus elephants on April 21, 1950. Thirteen acts were presented during the one-hour show.
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Ilonka Karoly, 17-year-old ballerina, performs in New York on May 12, 1956.
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Fred Johnson puts the final touches on huge circus museum banners in Wisconsin on July 14, 1959.
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Animal trainer Trevor Bale growls at one of his tigers in New York on March 31, 1955.
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The Loyal-Repensky troupe of riding performers on two cantering white houses during dress rehearsal at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 1944.
An elephant walks out of a train in the Bronx railroad yard on April 1, 1963.