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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Nov 04, 2009
Location: Enid, Oklahoma

Animal: Asian Elephant
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Family Fun Circus

Category: Escape of animal, Injury to animal by human
Species: Elephant

Summary: A 29-year-old female Asian elephant escaped from the Family Fun Circus at the Garfield County Fairgrounds after being spooked. The elephant was struck by a couple in an SUV. The couple was not injured but the elephant sustained a broken tusk, an injured leg, and bumps, bruises, and scratches. A local vet administered a calming shot and treated the elephant's injuries. The elephant was later transported to the veterinary school at Oklahoma State University for a follow-up exam.

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