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Posted: June 30, 2017

Elephant escapes from circus museum, roams city streets

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By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

An elephant escaped from a circus museum Friday morning and was caught roaming the streets of Baraboo, Wisconsin, according to multiple reports.

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The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office was called around 5 a.m. after the elephant was spotted wandering the neighborhood, WKOW reported.

The elephant had gotten loose from Circus World, WMTV reported, a museum dedicated to circus-related history. The complex hosts live circus performances over the summer and is home to Ringlingville, the original wintering grounds of the Ringling Brothers Circus.

Authorities called circus trainers on Friday morning, and the elephant was returned to Circus World around 5:45 a.m., WMTV reported.

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