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Different: The three-horned bull at the Golden Circus.
Different: The three-horned bull at the Golden Circus.

Firoz Rozindar

A three-horned bull has been attracting attention at a Chitradurga circus

Chitradurga: It is certainly not fascinating to see a bull at a circus instead of wild animals, but it is indeed surprising if it has three horns and three eyes.

This peculiar animal has caught the attention of people, who are coming in large numbers to watch it perform at the circus here.

The owner of Golden Circus, Prakash Mane, is happy because the bull has helped bring a decent crowd to the event, which had otherwise been losing its charm. “Two years ago, I bought this bull in Pandharpur district of Maharashtra. The person who owned it was a poor man, who had been making some money by displaying the animal on the streets. When I happened to see him near my circus, I was so astonished to see such an unusual bull. I instantly decided to buy it. It was difficult to convince the owner, but he later agreed to sell the animal for Rs. 1 lakh,” Mr. Mane said.

He said that in his hometown, the previous owner had also built a temple in the name of the bull, since he felt it was sacred. Mr. Mane said the animal had turned out to be very lucky for him, and that many of his problems had been solved after its purchase. Circus Manager Sayed Salim said that after the government banned the display of wild animals in circuses, the establishments were finding it difficult to survive, as their audiences were continuously dwindling. “But now, this domestic animal has taken the place of wild ones. We are witnessing a spurt in the number of people wishing to see the circus after the bull’s arrival,” he said.

Mr. Salim said that initially people did not believe them when told about the uniqueness of the animal.

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