Elephants March Through Downtown LA For Ringling Bros. Circus

07/13/2010 06:26 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Seven Asian elephants linked tail to trunk and marched through Downtown LA early this morning to get the word out about the upcoming Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show this weekend. Also, the 3-mile walk is the only way to get the elephants from their circus trains at Union Station to the Staples Center venue. The elephants conducted themselves in a dignified manner and gave bleary-eyed early commuters a rare treat.

The show, called Barnum's Funundrum, runs from July 14-18.

All photos courtesy of AP.