SAFE has suspended protests against the Loritz Circus as it appears the circus has temporarily withdrawn Jumbo the elephant from its shows.

SAFE campaign officer Eliot Pryor says Jumbo hasn't performed since SAFE's last protest in Manukau.

"As long as this situation lasts, SAFE will not protest outside the circus, but we will keep a watchful eye on the situation," says Eliot.

SAFE would also like to congratulate the management at the Ellerslie Racecourse for sharing concerns over Jumbo's welfare when it was brought it to their attention.