Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns dance with fans during a pre show for fans Saturday Jan. 14 2017 in Orlando Fla
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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, once hailed as the greatest show onearth, filled a stadium 30 miles outside NY with lions, tigers, trapeze artists, clowns, contortionists, Cossack riders on galloping horses, motorcyclists racing around a steel globe and an Englishman called Alex Lacey whose speciality is putting his head in a lion's mouth.
Ringling Bros. ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson opens the final show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Uniondale, N.Y.
Iverson then led the crowd through the circus tradition of singing "Auld Lang Syne". "It has been the home for performers that will go on start their own circuses, and in many ways might be cultivating the next greatest show on earth".
Over the years, animal rights activists had targeted Ringling, saying that forcing animals to perform and transporting them around the country amounted to abuse. Feld cited falling ticket cells - brought about in part by drops in attendance after the circus no longer included elephants in its shows - and higher made the company unable to continue the production.
The final shows of what was billed as "The Greatest Show onEarth" was held at the Nassau Coliseum in suburban NY.
The big top came down in NY in front of a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum after 146 years, NBC News reported.
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If there was angst over the remaining Ringling animal performers, it was not evident at the midday performance.
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You can also watch a live stream of the show beginning at 6 pm CST on Ringling.com, Facebook live or YouTube.
It's an arena show, with an extravaganza of big cats, motorcycle stunts, clowns performing death-defying tricks, ice skaters and Mongolian contortionists - and that's just the first half. She has spent the past 10 years organizing demonstrations against Ringling as a campaigner with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "But Ringling stonewalled for decades", PETA said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.
"Our audiences today loved seeing horses, dogs and two very talented 700-pound (317 kilogram) pigs", Feld spokesman Stephen Payne said Sunday. Some owned by the company are expected to be moved to zoos and conservation centers in the US.
A second unit of the traveling circus closed this month in Providence, R.I.
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