Handlers led the bloodied elephants away from their overturned circus truck while one was lifted out using a crane.
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey will perform its last show in May.
Eleven people were injured, one critically, after a group of female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode Island.
The eight acrobats plummeted about 10m (32ft) after the scaffolding structure holding them collapsed.
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One man who attended the show said: "All the girls were hanging by their hair and then it just falls to the ground."
An acrobat suffered severe injuries after crashing through a safety net and plunging 85 feet to the ground during a circus performance.