TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- As the investigation continues into the shooting of a circus elephant in Tupelo on Tuesday, the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction continues to grow.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service says George Cardin Circus International is offering $10,000 for information involving the shooting of the elephant at the BancorpSouth Arena staging area.
Carol, a 39-year-old performing elephant with the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, was shot in the neck area around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Carol is currently undergoing treatment at a veterinary clinic in Springfield, Missouri and is expected to return to the circus in a few weeks.
The latest reward brings the total to $33,750.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Tupelo Police are continuing the investigation, and no arrest has been made.
Anyone with information can contact the USFWS at 662-227-0990 or Crimestoppers at (800) 773-TIPS.