Elephant wanders around Rome for two hours after circus breakout

ROME Fri Dec 6, 2013 10:18am EST

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ROME (Reuters) - An elephant broke out of a Rome circus on Friday, causing panic and drawing crowds of curious residents as she wandered around a northern suburb before being cornered by police, Italian press reported.

The elephant, named Mia, had almost reached a motorway exit road after two hours on the run by the time police caught up with her.

The circus owners recaptured her as she stopped at a roundabout during a moment of indecision, the news agency Ansa said.

(Reporting by Naomi O'Leary; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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AlexBrown wrote:
Poor elephant. It was reported that it was hungry and escaped to find food. That’s circuses for you. And people who pay to watch circuses and help continue animal captivity are idiots.

Dec 07, 2013 2:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mylena wrote:
I was wondering if any human being is kept in a circus for several years, if the could be possibly happy about it. Elephants belongs, to the wild world free, like Africa. Not kept them in a Circus. Maybe i am wrong, but I am not for sure.

Dec 09, 2013 12:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mylena wrote:
I was wondering if any human being is kept in a circus for several years, if the could be possibly happy about it. Elephants belongs, to the wild world free, like Africa. Not kept them in a Circus. Maybe i am wrong, but I am not for sure.

Dec 09, 2013 12:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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