icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

What, you didn’t know that grazing elephants are absolutely normal in Siberia?

What, you didn’t know that grazing elephants are absolutely normal in Siberia?
Images showing a pair of elephants strolling around a park in the Siberian city of Kemerovo have made quite a splash on social media.

The animals didn’t escape from a traveling circus, which might seem like the most logical explanation. Instead, they were DELIBERATELY RELEASED or rather taken for a walk by circus staff to get some publicity, the administrators claimed.

READ MORE: Alarmed locals stage risky rescue to save elephant trapped in well (VIDEO)

However, some people have doubts about this version of events. You don’t usually run around after an animal you took for a walk, shouting “Stop!” But that is precisely what one of the circus workers was filmed doing.

Eventually, both elephants were caught and escorted back to their cages.

READ MORE: Is a bicycle alive? Can an elephant fit through a house door? DARPA to teach AI ‘common sense’

Like this story? Share it with a friend!