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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 11, 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio

Animal: Norwegian Fjord Horse
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Category: Animal Death by human
Species: Other

Summary: Two Norwegian Fjord horses traveling with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus died after they were hit by a train while being unloaded from the train in which they traveled. The horses were struck when a freight train unexpectedly went through the area. One horse died instantly, the other was euthanized at the scene.

Source: Dayton Daily News

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