Three elephants broke loose today at the Moolah Shrine Circus in St. Charles, Missouri outside of St. Louis.
The elephants damaged several cars before they were captured. They are used for children’s rides.
Three female elephants from the Moolah Shrine Circus escaped their handlers in the children’s ride section on Saturday, according to witnesses and officials.
“Things started shaking, When I looked up I saw three elephants coming toward us,” Sally Schmiz, a witness to the event, said. “These huge elephants litterally went through these huge RVs. Then they went through two trucks breaking mirrors off, and panels off and breaking the windows.”
Officials confirmed these are the elephants children can ride, however, no children were on the elephants when they got loose. The elephants were a part of the circus taking place at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
“The elephants were loose for a brief period,” said Dennis Kelley, President of Moolah Shriners Circus, “The handlers were able to occupy the animals and they are resting comfortably at this time.”
KSDK posted video of the elephants being corralled by the trainers.
Video below the fold——