Three Missouri Elephants Escape From Circus

Image: Elephants escape the Shrine Circus at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

This NBC news article talks about how three elephants from near St. Louis, Missouri escaped from the Moolah Shrine Circus and wreaked havoc, causing damage to several cars. The animals escaped on Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m. They damaged several cars and trucks in the parking lot before being captured again. No one was injured. The animals escaped during a performance and went out the back of the arena into a parking lot where many circus employee cars were parked. Although there weren’t any injuries, several people were shocked to see elephants roaming around the parking lot. 

I know, I for one, would be shocked and probably a bit frightened to see elephants outside the circus. To me, it would seem like the circus could not contain their animals and may actually cause me to think they were less credible. However, I’m glad they got the elephants under control. It’s a good thing they didn’t injure anyone or cause any real, lasting damage to anything besides a few cars. Things could have easily gone worse than they did. The article made it sound that they were caught in a safe and timely manner, which is good.

Thanks for reading! 



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