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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 14, 1992
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

Animal: Asian Elephant
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Zuhria Shrine Circus

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Elephant

Summary: Before a performance of the Zuhria Shrine Circus, elephant rides were given. After several trips with children and adults on her back, an elephant lost her balance and grabbed at a trainer with her trunk. One child suffered a scrape on the leg. The trainer suffered a gash on the upper leg and was taken to the hospital. Elephant rides were again performed at intermission and after show.

Source: United Press International

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