The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City on Sunday in the final performance of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after nearly 150 years. Photo: AFP The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City on Sunday in the final performance of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after nearly 150 years. Photo: AFP
The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City on Sunday in the final performance of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after nearly 150 years. Photo: AFP

Ringling Bros circus takes final bow for ‘Greatest show on Earth’ after 146 years

Ringling’s parent company, Feld Entertainment, announced in January it would close the show, citing declining attendance and high operating costs

The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City on Sunday in the final performance of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after nearly 150 years. Photo: AFP The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City on Sunday in the final performance of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after nearly 150 years. Photo: AFP
The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City on Sunday in the final performance of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after nearly 150 years. Photo: AFP
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