Ramon Esqueda, who hails from Mexico, has been an elephant trainer for 36 years. He touches Nina, one of the three elephants in his charge at the Cole Bros. Circus, before a show in Thomasville, Georgia.
2009 marks the Cole Bros.’s 125th anniversary and the circus claims to be the oldest American circus under a tent. The 136 x 231 foot tent can house over 2,800 fans, along with several acts where the performers hail from all over the world.