AP Exclusive: Ringling Bros. Eliminating Elephant Acts - ABC News This is a shocking decision given there history with the species, but it was going to happen eventually. I think the circus should also phase out there big cats as well. But I think keeping there hoofed animals (horses, zebra, camel) and small animals is fine. I am just wondering what will happen to these animals. I hope they will maintain there breeding center and contribute to the SSP.