Tag Archives: Circuses

01May/17

Venice freakshow shutsdown, bearded lady gets married

Venice Beach Freakshow performers and fans hold defiant last stand as it shuts down after 11 years, a bearded lady also get married
The Venice Beach Freakshow has shut down after 11 years, blaming growing tech company Snap for taking over their building. Performer Jessica Holmstead, the bearded lady, marked the day by getting married.
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15Jan/17

Ringling Bros. circus is packing up after nearly 150 years

American circus company Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is folding its tent after nearly 150 years in business.

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09Oct/15

Scientists probe elephant genes for cancer clues

As dozens of circus elephants prepare to retire at a Central Florida preserve, researchers are studying their genes, believed to be the key to the species’ low incidence of cancer.

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