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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 19, 2002
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin

Animal: Asian Elephant
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Shrine Circus / George Carden Circus

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Elephant

Summary: Tory and Mary, two elephants performing with the Shrine Circus, bolted out of the circus tent during the show, scattering crowds. Mary hiked two miles through town and was recaptured at the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus when trucks blocked her route. A child was injured, and the elephants damaged a door at the park and caused $600 in damages to a city truck. The Shriners had contracted with George Carden Circus for the event.

Source: Associated Press

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