BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- Tigers are back in the entertainment lineup at Circus World in Baraboo for the first time in more than a decade.
Circus World says they have hired trainer Ryan Holder and his eight captive bred Bengal-Siberian tigers. Holder has deep roots in the circus and its animals. He says his dad was an elephant trainer and as a baby, he would watch the elephants being unloaded from the train for Ringling Brothers performances.
While Ringling Brothers announced last year that its touring circuses would phase out elephant acts by 2018 because a shift in public attitudes, Circus World is keeping its elephants and adding tigers.
Holder's tiger demonstrations are scheduled twice a day through the end of August.
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