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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 09, 2013
Location: Tupelo, Mississippi

Animal: Asian Elephant
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Category: Injury to animal, Injury to animal by human, Legal/illegal issue
Species: Elephant

Summary: A Ringling Brothers elephant, Carol, was shot in the shoulder in a drive-by. The shooting is deemed a federal offense because Asian elephants are an endangered species. There is a reward for $33,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Source: Reuters.com, Washington Post

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