Elephants escape from Shrine Circus in Mo., damage cars

Two elephants escaped from the Shrine Circus at the St. Charles Family Arena in Missouri on March 22, 2014. (Photo: KTVI)

Two elephants escaped from the Shrine Circus at the St. Charles Family Arena in Missouri on March 22, 2014. (Photo: KTVI)

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Multiple elephants escaped from the Shrine Circus at an arena in St. Charles, Mo. Saturday, damaging four cars as they wandered through the parking lot.

According to KTVI, two elephants escaped from the Moolah Shrine Circus at the St. Charles Family Arena Saturday afternoon.

Handlers told KTVI the elephants got away from their compound and made their way out to the parking lot where they damaged two campers and two pick-up trucks owned by circus employees.

A statement from the circus said handlers were able to detain the animals, and circus officials assured the elephants were “resting comfortably in their compound” after their recapture.

No injuries were reported and the public was never in danger, said KTVI.


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