Photos: Students get up-close look at elephants

Published: Thursday, Sept. 22 2011 2:30 p.m. MDT

Jackson Elementary students watch as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants eat a buffett lunch during a celebration of National Elephant Appreciation Day in downtown Salt Lake City Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. More than 100 children attended a Ringling Bros. Animal Open House in conjunction with the event.

Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

Jackson Elementary students check out Asia the elephant and her trainer, Ryan Henning, of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus during a celebration of National Elephant Appreciation Day in downtown Salt Lake City Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. More than 100 children attended a Ringling Bros. Animal Open House in conjunction with the event.

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