Carol the Elephant makes first appearance since shooting

Carol the Elephant (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus)
Carol the Elephant (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus)
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Updated: 9/06/2013 3:17 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Ringleader of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus says Carol the Elephant has made a full recovery and will make her first appearance Friday night, after being shot in Tupelo back in April.

The circus is in Spokane, Washington this weekend. 

The 39-year-old elephant was shot once in the right shoulder during the early morning hours of April 9th in a staging area at the BancorpSouth Arena.

Carol is an Asian elephant, a species listed on the endangered list.

The Tupelo Police Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue to look for the person responsible for the shooting.

Nearly $34,000 in rewards has been offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Anyone with information can contact the USFWS at 662-227-0990 or Crimestoppers at (800) 773-TIPS.
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