THE big top is back, with the arrival of Circus Mondao in Queensbury.
Zebras, camels, llamas, horses, dogs and pigeons will be performing this week.
Ringmistress Petra Jackson said the traditional family circus brought entertainment to out-of-town locations. And she defended the use of animals, saying they were well cared for and it was no different than seeing a dog show or a horse on a country lane.
The circus is on land off Brighouse Road and runs until Sunday before moving to Milnrow.