© 2024 90.7 WMFE. All Rights Reserved.
Public Media News for Central Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

elephants

  • An elephant center that had ties to Disney says it will no longer do business in Florida. 90.7’s Crystal Chavez has more on the National Elephant Center in Fellsmere in Indian River County.
  • Friday was a homecoming for the last 11 Ringling Brothers’ elephants retiring from the circus. The female pachyderms are now at their retirement home - Ringling’s Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City.
  • The youngest elephant at Ringling's Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City has died. The two-year old Asian elephant named Mike died Monday morning.
  • The Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus came to Orlando this weekend. Families on their way to the circus were met with animal rights protesters who stood across the street holding signs. While one local veterinarian turned his truck into a mobile protest.
  • Governor Rick Scott delivered his annual state of the state address, calling on the legislature for 250-million-dollars for job creation and a billion dollar tax cut. Meanwhile the power-ball reached a record jackpot but what’s the downside to lottery fever? From big money to big animals the circus rolls into Orlando this weekend and it could be the last time you’ll see elephants performing. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey says it’ll end the elephant show in a few months about two years ahead of schedule.The supreme court rules Florida’s death penalty is unconstitutional, so what does that mean for the state’s 390 death row inmates?
  • The “Greatest Show on Earth” is underway this weekend at Orlando’s Amway Center. This may be your last chance to see an endangered Asian elephant in person. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will end elephant shows by May. Where will these elephants retire? Right here, in sunny central Florida of course.