Animals in limbo is circus's closing act

U.S. sanctuaries brimming; good homes for wild creatures hard to find

Posted: January 22, 2017 at 3:30 a.m.
Updated: January 22, 2017 at 3:30 a.m.

Performers ride two-hump Bactrian camels during a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus show in Philadelphia in February 2015.

When Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey folds up its circus tents in May, it will put about 400 people out of work, along with dozens of animals.

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