The True History Of The Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus

It’s supposed to be “The Greatest Show on Earth,” but the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus has been in hot water for salacious scandals as well as the “freakish” attractions.

The Unbelievable (and Often Freaky) History of the Circus

While exotic acts bewitched audiences, performers and animals were being seriously mistreated and abused behind the scenes. Read on to learn more about the troubling and intriguing history of Ringling Bros.