Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Herd of Asian Elephants Will Move
to Their Permanent Home at the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant
Conservation in Florida
ELLENTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Feld Family, owners of Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company
of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®,
announced today that all of the Asian elephants from their traveling
circus units will be moved to their permanent home at the Ringling
Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation® in Florida
in May 2016. There they will join the rest of the Ringling Bros.
herd of Asian elephants, for a total of 42 at the Conservation Center.
In March of last year, Feld Entertainment announced all of Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s touring elephants would move to the Ringling
Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation by 2018. Since then, the
company’s dedicated staff has made the necessary plans and preparations
to move the elephants to the Center for Elephant Conservation much
sooner than anticipated.
The elephants’ move to Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation
will allow the company to focus on its Asian elephant conservation
program and the pediatric cancer research partnership with Dr. Joshua
Schiffman of Primary Children’s Hospital and The Huntsman Cancer
Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, all while continuing to provide a
unique family experience at the circus with the next edition of The
Greatest Show On Earth®.
“Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings families together
to share in pure fun and wonder through live entertainment. From now
until May 2016, our elephants will continue to be a part of that
wonderful experience, and we invite families that want to see our
amazing elephants perform one last time to have an opportunity to do
so,” said Alana Feld, Ringling Bros. Producer and Executive Vice
President with Feld Entertainment. “Our company and our family’s
commitment to save the majestic Asian elephant will continue through our
breeding program, research and conservation efforts at the Center.
This transition will also allow us to fully focus on the role our
elephants have in the pioneering pediatric cancer research project with
With production of the next edition of The Greatest Show On
Earth® underway, Feld Entertainment plans to
unveil the details of Ringling Bros. newest, out of this world
experience in April 2016. Visit www.ringling.com
for the latest information.
The Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation is working
toward a world with more elephants and less cancer. To learn more about Ringling
Bros. successful breeding program and pediatric cancer research
program visit www.ringlingelephantcenter.com.
About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting
live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit
and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at
its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in
more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®,
Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On
Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live!
Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE!
More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Stephen Payne, 703-749-5505