Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® searched the whole world to bring to Cleveland The Greatest Show on Earth! With new acts from around the globe and even camels, Circus XTREME offers X-Treme family fun and X-Citement!
We received tickets to preview the show today and it was the best circus we’ve ever seen! Circus XTREME will be at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio tonight at 7pm and tomorrow, Sunday, October 25th at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm, so there is still plenty of time to make plans!
Our favorite part of the show – the Asian Elephants!
I really enjoyed how this show is different than any previous when it comes to the elephants. They spent time introducing each individual elephant to us – from the 10,000 lb, 58 year old Assan to the young 9 year old Mable! We learned that the ‘tricks’ they perform derive from natural movements and positions they do in the wild from sitting on their bums to pick fruit to mating!
I know that some people object to going to any circus with animals because they are afraid that the animals are not taken care of and that they are made to do ‘tricks’ that are not natural to them, purely for our entertainment. Take a moment to check out the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation website where you’ll learn how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily and how their studies on why elephants. reproduction, retirement, and study of the Asian elephant and more.
Did you know that they are studying why the Asian Elephant doesn’t get cancer and how that could possibly impact humans?
Actually, the animals over-all is the reason we love the circus so much! We really enjoyed the introduction of camels for this particular show as well. My daughter wants to ride one now!
We are always fascinated by the tigers and the trainer’s ability to be in a cage with 18 tigers! I loved how he added humor to his show today. One tiger was lying down on his stand instead of sitting even after repeated requests for him to sit, he said, “never mind, you can do whatever you want” which was rewarded with laughter. I’d say that any tiger could do whatever he wanted as long as he wasn’t eating me!
They are glorious animals and so beautiful.
My son’s favorite part of the show were the poodles. They were so energetic, well trained, and fun to watch!
Besides all of the animals, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Xtreme is full of fantastic talent from start to finish. They have very talented performers/athletes in this show that will amaze you beyond belief!
If you are looking for a fun family outing this weekend, check out Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Xtreme in Cleveland, Ohio!