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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 06, 1996
Location: Denver, Colorado

Animal: unknown
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Circus Vargas, Hawthorn Corporation

Category: Animal Death, Animal Death by human
Species: Elephant

Summary: Hattie, an Asian elephant on loan with Circus Vargas, died while in transit back to her owners, the Hawthorn Corp. Hattie was last made to perform on 8/3/96, the next day her legs gave way beneath her as she was being unloaded. She died 8/6/96 inside a transport trailer. Another Hawthorn elephant died 3 days earlier of tuberculosis.

Source: Mercury News

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