Circus Elephant Helps Clean Up Joplin

Animal drags ruined vehicles
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2011 4:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – In tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, a brief moment of whimsy. The Atlantic Wire points to the video below, which shows an elephant helping with clean-up efforts. According to the YouTube user who uploaded the video, the animal is part of the Picadilly Circus, which was scheduled to perform but cancelled after the tornado. Click for more from Joplin. (Read more Joplin tornado stories.)

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