Elephant goes to shopping mall after escaping from circus

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:51 EDT
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40-year-old elephant named baby escapes from circus
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A 5,500 pound elephant, named Baby, escaped from his circus handlers and wandered around a parking lot in Ireland on Tuesday.

Two circus employees tried to get the animal under control, but the 40-year-old pachyderm refused to cooperate, according to the Irish Times.

After making his way through the parking lot, Baby broke through a barrier and headed towards Blackpool Shopping Centre. Handlers eventually got him under control at a traffic light and led him back to the circus.

Watch this video from Reuters, broadcast March 29, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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