Posted: Apr 9, 2013 5:06 PM by MSNewsNow
TUPELO, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Rewards totaling more than $21,000 are being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who shot an elephant belonging to the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus in Tupelo early Tuesday morning.
Around 2 a.m. Carol, a 39 year-old Asian elephant was shot on the grounds of the BanCorpSouth Center. A Silver or white Ford Explorer was seen in the immediate area at the time of the shooting.
Crime Stoppers of Northeast, MS will pay up the $1,000 and an additional $20,500 is also being offered.
A veterinarian, who works for the circus and is an elephant specialist, is flying to Tupelo.
Carol is alert and moving around, and is expected to make a full recovery.
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