Is This the Last of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’?

Send home the clowns.

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down forever on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Its last performance will be May 21 at the Nassau Coliseum.

The show stoppers included high operating costs, declining attendance and changing public tastes.

Not to mention a long and costly legal battle with animal rights advocates, which ended with its hugest stars — the elephants — being pink slipped. Elephants had been the symbol of the circus since an Asian pachyderm named Jumbo joined the show in 1882.

Employes were told the sad news Saturday night in Orlando.

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