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When wild animals are forced to live and perform in traveling circuses and shows, they are not allowed to express their natural behaviors and they are deprived of social bonds and their native environment. Due to the stress of living in unnatural conditions, many animals exhibit suffering through what are known as stereotypic behaviors. For example, circus elephants sway and bob their heads, large cats pace continually, and bears have been known to beat their heads against their cages repeatedly. Clearly, the life of a circus animal is not as exciting as the circus industry would like us to believe.


Circus Animal Facts