Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey shutting down after 146 years

ELLENTON, FLORIDA (WSYR-TV) - After 146 years of entertainment Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the curtain is coming down. 
 
The company's CEO, Kenneth Feld announcing they'll be shutting down operations in May of 2017.
 
In a statement on their website, Feld says it's been a very difficult decision. 
 
The combination of falling attendance and increase operating costs are all said to have contributed to the decision.
 
You can read the CEO's full statement here.

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