The directors of the "Greatest Show on Earth" told HuffPost the circus will have a "whole new lens" following its six-year hiatus.
“The Greatest Show on Earth” ended its 146-year run in 2017 when ticket sales declined after customers became conflicted about animal acts.
The man and the bear were "doing fine," the circus manager said after the animal was kicked and subdued with a stun gun.
The moment I wish I could most do over is working for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus for a year.
Much of the island is still recovering from the devastating storm.
"We're devastated," says circus statement.
The law comes four months after New York City outlawed all wild animals in circus acts.