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Ringling Bros. Circus Prepares for Final Performance

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It was once known as the 'Greatest Show on Earth,' but this weekend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus takes its final bow.

The controversy about the treatment of animals has eroded the show's popularity.

With the decline in ticket sales, the circus decided to call it quits.

The final performance is on Sunday in New York.

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will also broadcast its last performance on Facebook Live.

The 146-year-old circus said touring became difficult after it retired its elephants.