Elephant wanders around Rome for two hours after circus breakout
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)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Scots spurn independence but impatient for new powers
- UPDATE 1-Microsoft lays off 2,100, axes Silicon Valley research
- Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team
- Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to India
- China not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India trip
Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. Full Article
- Cheers and tears from winners and losers in Scotland referendum
- Glasgow bucks Scottish trend, votes for independence
- British PM Cameron says Scottish independence issue settled "for a generation"
- Scotland’s referendum stirs Kashmiri demands for vote on future
- Why Scotland looks like the canary in the independence coal mine
China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week - lawyer . Full Article