It’s a scenario that is potentially funny and dangerous at the same time.
This week, you may have seen the news that an elephant escaped from Circus World in Baraboo, Wis. It’s undoubtedly one of the scenarios Circus World prepares for in its crisis response plan. Thankfully in this instance, it appears as if the elephant was calm and residents were lucky enough to catch a glimpse and enjoyed the pachyderm’s stroll through the town.
Trainers from the museum knew what to do and coaxed the animal back to its home. Its also likely staff were taking other precautions the public did not see to make sure the story didn’t go from feel-good to nightmare.
If the scenario had taken a turn for the worse, Circus World would have had contingency plans in place to mitigate danger to the nearby neighbors and the elephant. This story had a happy ending, but only because Circus World was prepared.
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