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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 25, 2005
Location: Mt. Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania

Animal: Asian Elephant
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Cole Bros. Circus , Wambold's Circus Menagerie

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Elephant

Summary: A woman suffered a sprained wrist and possibly torn ligaments when Jewel, an Asian elephant on exhibit at the Westmoreland Fair, grabbed her wrist with her trunk after she reached to pet the 8,200-pound pachyderm. Jewel is one of two elephants owned by Cole Bros. Circus and leased to Wambold’s Circus Menagerie, a Florida-based act that travels the country with several exotic animals.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, News-Journal Corporation

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