It's All About The Animals At The Circus - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

It's All About The Animals At The Circus

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SALISBURY, Md. - They say it's the greatest show on earth, Ringing Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus is in town!

One of the most popular attractions are the animals.  With nearly two dozen of them in the show, viewers have been wondering about the safety and happiness of the dogs, horses, elephants, and yes, camels, in the show.

WMDT spoke with the people who train and care for the Ringling Bros. animals.

"Anything an animal learns is good for them.  It's good stimulation especially if it's a domesticated animal like, for example, if you just let your dog sit in the house all day on the couch, it's not healthy," says Cathy Cardin, animal trainer for Ringling Bros.

Theresa Sosby, veterinarian technician for the circus says "a lot of the tricks that the animals are reinforced to do are what animals would do naturally in the wild, like for example, people have questions about elephants laying down...elephants don't sleep very much...they actually sleep about 4 hours a day, but when they sleep, they law down."

Tickets are still available.

- Saturday, March 8      11 a.m. / 3 p.m. / 7 p.m.
- Sunday, March 9        1 p.m. / 5 p.m.

For more information and to purchase group/school show tickets, please call 877.407.8497.

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