Circus Sanger, in Margate, United Kingdom
, was founded in 1851, opened for public in 1851. Circus Sanger closed down in 1962.
Circus Proprietors have complained that meat rationing arrangements do not provide sufficient food for carnivorous animals like lions and tigers.
The Government’s answer was to
ban all dangerous animals from public performances, because they might break free during an air-raid.
This was the last straw for the 140 year old Lord John Sanger’s Circus. The blackout, labour shortage, food rationing, and now the ban on performing animals means they can no longer continue. At an auction, Annie, their famous 50 year old elephant, was sold to Belle Vue Zoo, Manchester for 50 guineas;
Alice, her 16 year old
companion, went to rival Tom Fossett’s Circus for 90 guineas.