Final New Jersey Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus shows to be held in March

New Jersey residents who wish to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth will have one last chance before the 146-year-old show shuts down in May.



The circus will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark from March 8 through 12 and then in Trenton from March 17 through 19.



The circus company says that declining attendance and high operating costs are the reason they have chosen to end the show. Around 500 employees work on the production.



The company says that some of the employees will be placed with other shows like Monster Jam and Disney on Ice, but most will be out of a job.



The circus elephants will be kept at Ringling's Elephant Conservation in Florida. The company is still looking for new homes for the other animals.



The final Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus show will be held at the Nassau Coliseum in New York on May 21.


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