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Ringling Bros. defends treatment of elephants

2013-09-15 - SACRAMENTO, United States.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens a four-day run in Sacramento Friday with animal handlers defending their treatment of the elephants. "Our animals receive the highest level of care," said assistant animal superintendent Ray Henning.


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Barak gets cozy with his mother, Bonnie, one of four elephants at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Arco Arena this weekend that one veterinarian, using a new Sacramento ordinance, says should limit their stunts because of arthritis.

Second vet clears Ringling Bros. elephants for action

2010-09-12 - Sacramento, United States.

Two days after the city sent a letter to Ringling Bros. officials declaring four elephants unfit under a new city ordinance to perform in a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus show at Arco Arena, it followed up with a second letter Saturday, clearing the elephants to perform. One elephant is to be limited in its performances.


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Steve Wiegand: Winky deserved a lot better

2008-04-12 - Sacramento, United States. Steve Wiegand

Winky is dead, and I digress today from the usual politics-and-government nonsense in this space to recount her life, mourn her passing and offer her a belated apology. Winky was an Asian elephant. She was euthanized early Monday at the Ark 2000 animal sanctuary operated by the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in the rolling foothills near San Andreas. She was 56, which is old for an elephant in captivity and an age that made her one of the oldest elephants in the United States. For year...


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Baby gets her daily bath Thursday outside Arco Arena, where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is playing through Sunday.

Big and funny. When the circus rolls in, it packs grandeur, mirth and magic

2007-09-22 - Sacramento, United States. Dixie Reid

The 51-year-old Baby appears to be dozing off while six members of the circus crew shampoo and scrub her with wire brushes. The elephants are bathed daily with a vegetable-based shampoo to keep their hides clean and exfoliated, says Carrie Coleman, a veterinary technician with a degree from Purdue University who travels with the show. While the others wait for Baby to be done with her shower, 46-year-old Siam, who is a little impatient, uses her trunk to snort up soap suds making their way to th...


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4 Headlines about Elephants from Sacramento2013-09-15 - SACRAMENTO, United States - Ringling Bros. defends treatment of elephants 2010-09-12 - Sacramento, United States - Second vet clears Ringling Bros. elephants for action 2008-04-12 - Sacramento, United States - Steve Wiegand: Winky deserved a lot better 2007-09-22 - Sacramento, United States - Big and funny. When the circus rolls in, it packs grandeur, mirth and magic

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