2. Elephants Once Crossed the Tunnel on Foot

Elephants going through another New York City tunnel, the Midtown Tunnel

On May 17, 1971, a rail workers strike stranded a number of circus performers and animals from The Greatest Show on Earth about 5 miles away from Madison Square Garden, where they were set to perform that night. While most of the caravans made the rest of the journey by truck, a convoy of 19 elephants, a zebra, a llama, and a pony crossed into New York through the Lincoln Tunnel. No word on how, when they reached the other side, the handlers were able to get the animals eight blocks down 8th avenue to the Garden on 34th Street.