zebra died from the cold

Bitter cold blamed for death of zebra in Indiana

The bitter cold snap is being blamed for the death of a zebra in Carroll County, Indiana. As reported by WLFI News, the zebra died after getting stuck in some fencing, panicking, and then inhaling cold air which ultimately caused his demise.

What happened?

The zebra lived on property which had a carport-like structure for shelter. Though concerns were raised that the structure did not provide adequate protection from the cold, the sheriff’s department indicated that it was okay.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby stated that the “property met standards for adequate provisions for outside animals.” Even though the property appeared to “meet standards,” a report is being filed with the Carroll County Prosecutor’s Office to see if neglect charges are warranted.

There was another zebra on the same property, but that animal has since been removed.

A neighbor made a public Facebook post about the sad situation:

There are other animals on the property; a cow, pony, goat, and Kangaroo. The kangaroo is in a shed but the other animals are out without shelter other than trees as a wind break. They are kept in a different lot from the Zebras. The zebras were in complete open.

Adding:

It’s so horrible that an animal died. My heart breaks. Our kids, who say hi to the Zebras everyday, woke up to the horrific site which saddens my even more. If you have animals you should be able to take care of them PROPERLY, bottom line. If you don’t then you should be punished.

(Screenshot via WLFI News)

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7 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    WTF!! IS the Sheriff Related to the ASSH*LE that is “YES TORTURING & ABUSING ” these Exotic “Dah” They come for the Southern Hemisphere!!! Africa!!!! Not the “corn belt ” in the United States!!! I hope those RESIDENTS That LIVE Next to these Vile , Nitwits, !!! That have been allowed to abuse and cause a horrific death to this Zebra!!! Please note that would be like putting a Polar Bear in the California Mohave Desert!!! What a bunch of Stupid Bastards!!!!

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  2. Jeanette Fossum says:

    there are so many pos people all over the world. if it is too damn cold for you or too hot then the same applies to the animal, whatever it is. people really are stupid.

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  3. Trish Weems says:

    Getting so tired of these damn sheriffs and other law enforcement officials on the publics dime and they have no clue nor do they care how animals can tolerate extreme cold and hot temperatures….stick one of those fat asses outside and see how long he lasts.

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  4. tim says:

    WHY WOULD ANYONE THINK IT IS OK TO PUT A AFRICAN ANIMAL OUT IN THE FREEZING COLD, KARMA WILL COME AND HIT THEM HARD, SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET EFFING KANGAROO AWAY FROM THESE DEGENERATE PEOPLE

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