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Asian elephant recovering from gunshot wound

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Carol is now in Springfield, Missouri, recovering from her wound. Carol is now in Springfield, Missouri, recovering from her wound.
Carol has a dime size point of entry wound on her shoulder Carol has a dime size point of entry wound on her shoulder
Carol and friend. Carol is on the left. Carol and friend. Carol is on the left.
She was shot around 2 a.m. Tuesday on the grounds of Tupelo's BancorpSouth Center. She was shot around 2 a.m. Tuesday on the grounds of Tupelo's BancorpSouth Center.
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TUPELO, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Carol, the 39-year-old Asian elephant who was shot earlier this week in Tupelo, is now in Springfield, Missouri, recovering from her wound. She was also a guest on the Today Show Friday.

Carol has a dime size point of entry wound on her shoulder, but is active, mobile and comfortable.

The reward offered in the shooting of Carol is now $26,250, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

She was shot around 2 a.m. Tuesday on the grounds of Tupelo's BancorpSouth Center. A silver or white Ford Explorer was seen in the immediate area at the time of the shooting.

The Asian elephant species has been listed as endangered since 1976. Today there are approximately 35,000 Asian elephants left in the world. That's about the same as Tupelo's population.

Rewards now total $26,250. Feld Entertainment, Inc. producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is contributing $10,000 to the reward fund.  George Carden Circus International is contributing $10,000, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is contributing $5,000, Crimestoppers of Northeast Mississippi is contributing $1,000, and former Mississippi 1st Congressional District Representative Travis Childers is contributing $250.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting of the elephant should contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 662-277-0990 in Grenada or 601-965-4649 in Jackson. You can also call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-773-8477.

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