Elephant wash

Norwood Young America Firefighter Jason Franck gives an elephant a water shower under the guidance of trainer Chip Arthurs on Sunday prior to the Carson and Barnes Circus performances later that day. The large Asian elephants, 10,400-pound Viola and 8,960-pound Kelly, received several showers from the NYA Fire Department in front of crowd of about 20 people. The circus was hosted by the NYA Chamber of Commerce and the Hamburg Lions Club. (Times staff photo by Adam Gruenewald)

Norwood Young America Firefighter Jason Franck gives an elephant a water shower under the guidance of trainer Chip Arthurs on Sunday prior to the Carson and Barnes Circus performances later that day. The large Asian elephants, 10,400-pound Viola and 8,960-pound Kelly, received several showers from the NYA Fire Department in front of crowd of about 20 people. The circus was hosted by the NYA Chamber of Commerce and the Hamburg Lions Club. (Times staff photo by Adam Gruenewald)

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