I want to own a zoo/ animal park when I get older, but the owning a whole park talk is for another time. I mentioned this because I've always thought it would be nice to get animals rescued from circuses (if animals are still in them by then), as well as other large exotic animals kept illegally or carelessly as pets, in addition to getting animals from other zoos. I've always imagined taking in all the tigers and lions and elephants and whatever else has to perform, which leads me to my question. Do zoos/ sanctuaries offer a price for the animals to a circus that is hard for them to refuse, or would the circus have to be shut down in order for the animals to go elsewhere? I know it's a dumb question but I honestly wondered if someone who had a facility and wanted to bring these animals in from a life of performing, how would this go?