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Elephant parade in Riga

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Indian elephants residing in Riga Circus – Belinda, Pira, Sabina, Diana and “Baby” – will head out to the streets of Riga on Sunday, November 17 at 12:00 under the lead of Joe Gerner.

Other guest artists of the “Giant Indian Elephants” circus program will also partake in the cavalcade, as well as trainees of Riga Circus. The elephant parade will go along the route – Kalnina Street – Marijas Street, Merkela Street, Kr. Barona Street – Kalnina Street, Riga Circus reports.

“Such parades are a tradition of a sort. Elephants have a phenomenal memory – they remember places, people and feelings. This is why it is a usual practice to lead the elephant around the building or a circus tent after relocating to a new circus, so that they know where they are and be able to find this place afterwards. Because Riga Circus is located in the city centre and surrounded by other buildings, the route around it will be longer. The elephants will be able to look at the city’s beauty,” – says Riga Circus Director Lolita Lipinska.

The parade will last for about one hour until 13:00. Riga Circus will feature the “Giant Indian Elephants” show at 15:00. It will be available until December 15.

Riga Circus was built in 1888. The author of the idea is the famous circus artist Alberts Salamonskis. The building’s architect is Janis Fridrihs Baumanis, who used railway tracks in constructing the carcass of the circus. Riga Circus is considered a local architectural monument since 1986. On November 11, 2003, with the approval from the Culture Ministry, the building of Riga Circus was declared a National monument.

BNN offers you to have a peak at the Giant Indian Elephants show.

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