TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A circus elephant wounded in a shooting incident in Tupelo earlier this month continues to recuperate at a Missouri veterinary clinic.
Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus officials say Carol is still about four-to-six weeks away from returning to live performance.
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.
In the meantime, Tupelo police 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.