For 143 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has been caring for some of the world's most amazing animals, including endangered Asian elephants and tigers. Families everywhere, including in Sacramento, say that experiencing these animals in a way they can nowhere else is one of the main reasons they come back each year.
The displays seen at Ringling Bros. are based on the animals' natural behaviors. Yes, elephants do stand on their heads or hind legs. Our animal care staff spends 24 hours a day caring for all our animals. Contrary to uninformed opinions, our elephants, for example, spend most of the day socializing with their herd, eating and playing with sand, branches or other enrichment items.
We are proud of our animal care and invite Sacramento families to see for themselves that our animals are healthy and thriving in our care.
-- Stephen Payne, Vienna, Virg.