TODAY   |  March 23, 2014

Elephants escape circus, cause damage in parking lot

“You’re at such a disadvantage of escaping when you’re gigantic,” said TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe. Three elephants escaped from their handlers at a circus in Missouri, damaging several vehicles in a parking lot before they were captured.

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>>> filed under a bull in a china shop, i present to you elephants in a parking lot. in missouri, three elephants escaped from the shrine circus in st. louis. you're at such a disadvantage escaping when you're gigantic. the animals apparently got spooked by the crowd and lester as well as also erica, the animals walked away without any bumps or scrapes. i wish i could say the same for some of the vehicles.