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Armando Loyal, of the Carson & Barnes Circus, rinses off the elephants Monday as part of the Pachyderms’ “Spa Treatment” on the grounds of the Willmar Civic Center, where the circus set up for a performance Monday. The elephants were lathered, scrubbed, exfoliated, moisturized and pedicured in preparation for their big top performance. The process takes gallons of specially formulated “beauty soap” and hundreds of gallons of fresh water, according to a news release from the circus. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
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Tiny, the circus elephant, kills time Tuesday in the parking lot prior to making her entrance at the Litchfield Civic Center during the first of two shows presented by the Great Family Circus. Her handler, Tom Levling, estimated the pachyderm performer's weight in excess of 3 tons. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
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An elephant from the James Christy Cole Circus munches on grass Friday near the Willmar Civic Center and Senior High School. The elephant performed earlier during the Zuhrah Shrine Circus at the civic center. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
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