Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Lily Tomlin (AP Photo)

Lily Tomlin speaks up for elephants in documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin’s admiration for elephants began when she met Ruby and Billy. The zoo dwellers also sparked her desire to help improve the lives of elephants in captivity and the chances for survival of those in the wild.

04/24/2013

A circus elephant

Circus elephant struck in drive-by shooting

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.

04/09/2013

A circus elephant

Animal rights group settles lawsuit with Ringling

WASHINGTON (AP) — An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circus worker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants.

12/28/2012