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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 28, 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Animal: Horse
Animal Disposition: dead

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

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

Summary: A horse with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus was killed shortly after being unloaded from the train in which the animals traveled. The horse was struck by a charging stallion while standing beside the train while the other horses were unloaded. Velasquez, a 14-year-old palomino who usually leads an unreined horse act, died a short time later. The show opened as scheduled.

Source: Associated Press

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