Several zebras and camels were rescued from flames in Indiana, US, on Saturday morning after the trailer transporting them caught fire.
According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, the fire broke out around 2 a.m. Saturday while the vehicle carrying the Shrine Circus animals was traveling on Highway 69. In total, five zebras, four camels and one miniature horse were rescued.
“Our first responders not only quickly rescued them, but also did their best to calm the animals,” police said in one of their numerous Facebook posts about the incident.
Fortunately, neither the trailer driver nor the animals were injured in the fire. The two police officers who intervened to free the trapped animals suffered smoke inhalation and were therefore immediately treated in hospital.
“Additional officers on scene were able to secure all animals until additional Shrine Circus trucks arrived,” the sheriff’s office added in a statement.