When does it get really hot and why do elephants have to live in a cage?

When you’re watching a circus elephant perform, you’re probably hoping for some sort of spectacle.

But it’s actually quite a different story when you step into a cage, or worse, an enclosure.

The elephant’s cage is the most common enclosure in circuses.

But there are also lots of other ways elephants can live in an enclosure that are quite different.

Here’s what you need to know about enclosure types and what you should expect to find in a circus enclosure.