Update: 3:33 PM, May 21st. I'd like to thank my middle brother, Caleb, for showing me and sharing me about South Africa. I am really enticed by that place. That was how I come up with that choice that those animals will roam around. From a city like Johannesburg to the wild.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The Greatest Show On Earth
[April 10th, 1871 - May 21st, 2017] 146 Years, 5 Weeks, 6 Days
It is a pity to see it cease operation, marking today, Sunday, May 21st, 2017 as the end of the era of the oldest circus and the end of the circus format. With reports of animal cruelty and poor sales of tickets to keep the business ongoing, it's no wonder that the Feld Entertainment has to close it permanently.
On the bright side, there are new kind of circuses that require no use of animals. It mostly uses humans the whole time for your amazement. This kind of genre, also known in French as "Nouveau Cirque", existed in the 1970s while the Ringling Brother was still in operation. So we still get to see some acrobats, clowns, high wire actors, and many other performers. As for the animals, it's very likely that they might be donated to zoos, conventional shows, or even an animal sanctuary, due to becoming helpless after years of being in human conveniences. How would they survive in the wild? Guess those options might be the only ones.
Note that the last show will be performed at : 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT Live on Facebook and Youtube [[and I think on cable, too]].
While this circus ends, I know most of you are wondering: What will become of my circus series and character, JERKY JAGUAR (Originally created in 2005, revived in 2012)?
Oh, at first, I was thinking of discontinuing him. But I didn't do it just yet. However, later then, like weeks went by, I had some kind of a resolution for that leopard. I had an idea that his circus (which is like the Ringling Brothers), the SHAUGHNESSY BROTHERS CIRCUS, are going to send the animals back to their animal habitats. However, after years of being together, they'd rather stick together. So they drop them off to South Africa. More correctly in or near Johannesburg. So there, they are all there in their new home...
He was so fond of entertaining people and amuse the crowd. He always has a wonderful time in those tents. Sure, there have been some accidents and some moments of getting toughened, but he didn't let that bother him. He was so attached to the circus life. And now that his career is over, he is suddenly into deep depression. He feels like his life is now meaningless. Pointless. Unreasonable. His friends are trying their best to cheer him up. Sapphire, Terrell, all the others.
Napoleon, that lion with a fez that has the All Seeing Eye and a waist band, begs to differ. He has been one of those lions who are from the segment with a lion tamer for too long. He is sick and tired of getting whipped to obey the tamer who holds out a chair. He was glad that he is not in a circus anymore. He doesn't see why Jerky should be so unhappy about the end of the circus years. However, he doesn't seem to have much with hunting experience now that he just asked for pizza. Guess that will mean that all the elephants, lions, tigers, bears, and many others will have to remain together. That would include defending their friends and family from becoming prey to the innately wild animals. Perhaps one of the wild animals would be either amazed by the antics of the Shaughnessy Brothers Circus animals; or perhaps they would be confused by it or scared by them.
What happens to Slowpoke the grouchy snail? Well, I have no idea what to do with him, even though my middle brother, Caleb let me possessed him for now on since he doesn't use him anymore. Maybe something happened during the transportation of the animals into South Africa. Either he got lost or got squashed along the way. Who knows. Sorry, folks...
But for Docson? Even though he is not in this picture, fear not. He will show up soon!
And there you have it!
I am planning a new chapter or a rejuvenated series out of the classic series. So don't worry, folks! Jerky will still be around.
Stay tuned for "Jerky Jaguar: Out Of The Big Top"
Note: I am trying my best to think through. My main concern is coming up some idea that might take too much of a turn like MADAGASCAR from Dreamworks Animation when you have those animals from a New York City Zoo and end up in the wild. ((Even in those movie, they went to some circus)). I sure hope I don't end up making up a rip-off unintentionally and absent-mindedly.
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12:01 AM, Sunday, May 21st, 2017 [The End of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Era]
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