Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Demo | Thomas & Mack Center Parking Lot | June 11, 2015 | 10:55 A.M.
Capturing the experience of children from the Shade Tree shelter up close with circus elephants and tigers, I find myself drawn in by the animals as well. I can see they are well cared for, with plenty of food and expert handling, though I still wonder if they would be better off living in the wild. I catch a tiger’s eye peering between the bars designed for our safety and wonder what he feels, if he’s sad or content. It’s possible this is all he knows. I appreciate his power and majesty, and I can picture him and the others running free across a vast savannah, living as a pride.