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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 10, 2011
Location: Miami, Florida

Animal: Gaur, Camel
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Zoo Miami

Category: Escape of animal, Injury to animal, Animal Death, Animal Death by other animal
Species: Other

Summary: An Indian gaur, a type of wild cow, escaped its enclosure at the Zoo Miami and entered into the dromedary camel exhibit. The camels got stressed, started running around, and one elderly female camel fell down and sustained injuries. The gaur was corralled and returned to its enclosure. The camel was later euthanized due to her injuries sustained in the fall.

Source: Justnews.Com

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