Barnum and Bailey Circus

Community
3:16 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

What It Takes To Bring The Circus To Kansas City

A miniature horse in a temporary enclosure at the Sprint Center chews hay on Friday morning. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performs in Kansas City this weekend.
Credit Elle Moxley / KCUR

How do you get 18 tigers, 20 horses, 16 poodles and a half-dozen Asian elephants to downtown Kansas City, Mo.?

By circus train, of course.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Assistant Animal Superintendent Ryan Henning says the logistics of bringing so many animals to town are almost as interesting as the show itself.

Henning answered a few of our questions while showing us around the temporary horse enclosures at the Sprint Center.

How do you get that many animals to town?

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