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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 15, 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Animal: Zebra and Horse
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Other

Summary: Four zebras and three horses from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus escaped from their handlers when they were spooked by Interstate traffic noise. The animals ran onto a road next to the Interstate, eluding 15 animal handlers for about 30 minutes. They were subsequently recaptured unharmed.

Source: Associated Press

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