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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 19, 1991
Location: Charlotte, Vermont

Animal: unknown
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Great American Circus

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

Summary: Several witnesses reported a man employed by Great American Circus beating a baby elephant with a shovel after he pulled his truck into a restaurant parking lot. The elephant's shrieking was so loud it could be heard by the patrons inside the restaurant. The man left when he noticed several people watching.

Source: Burlington Free Press

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