Kingman Photos: Bear With Me

Angela Bird and Kalin Russell, 1½ years old, sit next to a black bear as their picture is taken during intermission of the Jordan World Circus performance Thursday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. People of all ages came to see the three-ring circus acts, which included an impressive range of acrobatics, amazing stunts, illusions, comedy, and wild animal acts. However, a few people were not happy with the way the animals were treated and informed the Miner that the Jordan World Circus has been cited and fined by the USDA several times since 1993 for safety, animal care and neglect issues. This included a 2007 citation for allowing children to pose near an unrestrained black bear.