It’s always nice to have someone comfort you when you get hurt, are scared or are feeling bad. Parents, friends, brothers and sisters can be good at making you feel safer and better.
Hundreds of children leaned over railings that circled underneath Skypoint on Tuesday afternoon, reaching out to catch boxes of popcorn and balls of cotton candy being tossed by Al Bedoo Shrine clowns and waiting for the Elephants on Broadway event to begin.
Lisa Kemmerer feeds an orphaned elephant in Kenya earlier this year. Kemmerer studied wildlife conservation programs that Montana State University Billings students might work on someday.
On Thursday morning, staffers with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Barnum Bash circus — in Billings through Sunday — literally put on a dog-and-pony show for officials from ZooMontana.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus animal trainer Catherine Carden's elephants, dogs and horses demonstrate that humans aren't the only mammals who can perform entertaining feats.
Keeping kids occupied can be a big challenge. Here are some ideas for activities to keep young ones engaged -- body and mind -- in Billings this week:
An impressive life-sized elephant puppet made the rounds last weekend in Missoula.
An elephant gives a ride during the Elephants on Broadway event in downtown Billings, Mont. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The Shrine Circus begins Wednesday.
The Shrine Circus elephants will make their 2011 debut at 5:30 p.m. downtown today.
How are YOU spending your school nights? Check out the top event happening each night Monday thru Thursday.
A performer works with the elephants during a performance of the Shrine Circus in 2010. This year the Shriners are trying a new approach to help get the word out about ticket availability to the show.
Have you ever watched ants on a sidewalk and wondered about them?
Kids of all ages enjoyed seeing the Shrine Circus elephants underneath Skypoint in downtown Billings Tuesday. The elephants were a preview for the Circus that will start at the Shrine Auditorium today through Sunday.