MANHATTAN — Despite the rain and chilly weather, a few Manhattanites still turned out to catch a herd of elephants as they made their annual pilgrimage through the Queens Midtown Tunnel to Madison Square Garden Monday night.
It's an annual sign of spring — and that the circus is coming to town. The pachyderms are a part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus's "Barnum Funundrum" show.
The circus will run at the Garden from March 25 to April 4.
The Funundrum show boast of showcasing the most Asian elephants of any circus in North America.
The show will also feature various trapeze artists and acrobatic acts as well as a variety of other animals, including horses, llamas, tigers and goats.
Roughly 130 performers are involved in the show, including the elephants and "cowboys, pirates and mermaids," circus promotors Feld Entertainment said in a statement.