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Thursday 21 August 2014

Elephants say goodbye to the circus

Published 23/03/2014 | 04:17

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The elephants that escaped from the circus are now safely back in their compound

Three elephants escaped from their handlers at a US circus and damaged several vehicles in the car park before they were recaptured.

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Television station KMOV reports that the female elephants escaped from the children's ride section of the Moolah Shrine Circus in St Charles, Missouri.

The circus issued a statement saying the handlers were able to occupy the animals and that "they are now resting comfortably in their compound at this time".

Police say that the animals also damaged the venue's loading door.

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