"These tigers have never felt grass or earth under their paws. It's the first time they can see the sky above them, not just metal bars and a roof," vet Amir Khalil said.
The incident came just two days after the tragic death of another zookeeper in eastern China who was mauled to death by a Siberian tiger.
Jackie Louise Armstrong fell as she was performing her aerial act in the Zippos Circus Christmas show at the Winter Wonderland attraction in London's Hyde Park..
The new law bans the sale and manufacturing of all new fur products throughout California, as well as placing restrictions on hunting and circuses.
"It was from a very, very high distance… it was pretty upsetting," said an audience member at the Circus Rio show in Adelaide.
More than 100 people tried to save Ettore Weber, who died during a rehearsal at an Italian circus Thursday evening.
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"Perhaps he realised that another flogging was waiting for him, and he decided to attack first," Anastasia Mishcherina said.
Police called Kenia's visit "short and peaceful."
Spanish police caught up with the massive mammal after locals reported seeing a hippo standing in a field.
The famed showman founded the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
After more than 100 years of tradition, the circus of 2017 is poised for a popular reinvention.
110 million people visit cruel wildlife tourist attractions each year, oblivious to the animal abuse involved.
Animal rights activists criticize Ringling Bros. retirement facility and the use of elephants in smaller circuses.
Their human caretakers will visit the 9,000-pound animals in the Sunshine State.
As governments ban circus animals, advocates are stepping in to save the creatures.
The news has unsurprisingly prompted outrage from animal rights activists and critics across the world