In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 photo, Asian elephants belonging to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, are lead from their enclosure to a rehearsal at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the iconic elephants will be permanently retired to the company's 200-acre (80-hectare) Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida. There are 11 elephants currently on tour with the circus.
In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 photo, Asian elephants belonging to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, are lead from their enclosure to a rehearsal at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the iconic elephants will be permanently retired to the company's 200-acre (80-hectare) Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida. There are 11 elephants currently on tour with the circus. Wilfredo Lee AP
In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 photo, Asian elephants belonging to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, are lead from their enclosure to a rehearsal at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the iconic elephants will be permanently retired to the company's 200-acre (80-hectare) Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida. There are 11 elephants currently on tour with the circus. Wilfredo Lee AP

Ringling elephants packing up their trunks

January 11, 2016 07:03 PM