Too cold to monkey around, so circus cancels animal parade
Elephants with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus march to the Wells Fargo Center last year. Cold weather will keep circus animals off the city streets this week. ED HILLE / Staff Photographer
February 10, 2014
Cold weather will keep circus animals off the city streets this week.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia by train Tuesday morning. But instead of their traditional parade through the streets, the large circus animals will be taken by truck directly to heated tents outside the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, said Scott Handfinger, spokesman for the circus' parent company.
The circus is scheduled to perform 11 shows at the center, Wednesday night through Sunday.
- Laura McCrystal
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