A two-and-a-half-ton elephant was on the run briefly in Ireland Tuesday, stopping by a coffee shop in Blackpool, Cork, before eventually being brought back to the circus.
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The BBC reports that the elephant is 40 years old and got loose during bath time. Although, as the video above shows, such a large creature would seem to present a threat to humans, the elephant's keeper insists that isn't the case. Animal rights advocates, meanwhile, planned a protest over the use of animals in the circus.
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