As for the source of these animals, we can say that species like lions, tigers, giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, etc. mostly come from zoos or from other circuses which breed these species in captivity in order to have a ready supply of these animals. But here we should make an important point about one specific species, the elephant. The breeding of these creatures in captivity is almost impossible, success is minimum as elephants in captivity show many signs of emotional and physical health problems, and the mortality rate of its offspring is extremely high. That’s why most elephants that we see in circuses and zoos have been captured from their natural habitat.
Once the animals’ “useful life” has ended, in other words, when they start getting old and can no longer perform or in some cases when the circus reinvents itself, most of the creatures are transferred to zoos, where they die. Some end up dying at an early age due to the multiple health problems that a life in the circus has brought them.
At the state level
Through InfoCIRCOS, a coalition made up of the organisations ANDA, Born Free Foundation and FAADA. It was founded in order to protect all wild animals used in circus shows, both in Spain and in other European countries.
At European level