Elephant Escapes From Circus In Ireland (VIDEO, PICTURES)

29/03/2012 10:59 | Updated 29 March 2012

This is the moment a two-and-a-half ton elephant escaped from the circus - because he didn't want a shower.

Amateur video footage shows 40-year-old 'Baby' running through a car park in Blackpool, county Cork in Ireland, on Tuesday, after breaking through a barrier, with circus workers in hot pursuit.

The Asian elephant ran past a Costa coffee shop and through the packed car park as his minders attempted to control her but miraculously no damage was done to either vehicles or the shop.

See more of Baby's great escape ni the video and slideshow below


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