According to many circus fans, these events are usually fun because they have elephants, horses, lions, and monkeys performing in them.
But Recently, There Has Been Greater Advocacy Against The Use Of Animals In Circuses
This has been accelerated by evidence of abusive practices used against these animals and the deplorable conditions they are subjected to by those in charge of them.
In all honesty, the performances these animals put on were mesmerizing, and many people could not get enough of the exciting antics they performed before them.
So, it was quite a huge step for a German circus, Circus Roncalli, to decide that it would not use animals anymore and would instead use holograms.
Fortunately, The Shows Featuring Hologram Animals Were Just As Incredible
After entertaining people with real animals since the 70s, this is a huge change and a strong message by the circus against animal cruelty.
Animal abuse has been so widespread in this segment of the entertainment industry and for so many years that something had to be done.
The holographic show still features all the animals, and you will see tusks and tails, but there are no real animals to speak of. This is the first time this has happened in the world, and it is quite commendable.
However, circus goers will still be treated to fiery circles and acrobats.
The holographic animals were created in an arena measuring 105 feet by 16 feet and the images offered the people 360-degrees visibility for all the audience attending the event.
So, by taking this route, the circus has brought some improvements to the traditional circus.
To Make This Happen, Roncalli In Cooperation With Bluebox, Had To Partner With Optoma
They ended up installing 11 ZU850 projectors that helped create the unique entertainment experience.
Bluebox's Birger Wunderlich said "We have been using Optoma projectors for six years and have consistently had a very positive experience in price, reliability, and performance. We needed a high contrast projector with great colors for the 3D effect and ZU850's 2,000.000:1 contrast is perfect for this project."
The Decision Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Globally, there have been concerns about the welfare of animals being used in circuses. Many of them lead terrible lives while under captivity.
Circuses have also faced accusations of beating these animals, starving them, and keeping them in unsanitary conditions while putting them through strenuous performance schedules.
In fact, whole countries are taking measures to keep these injustices from happening. In the UK, for instance, wild animals will not be allowed to be part of traveling circuses from 2020.
Clearly, these companies will have to look for alternatives like Circus Roncalli has done.
It's about time the animal cruelty comes to a stop. It has been going on for long enough. The use of holographic animals is certainly a step in the right direction.