updated 11/4/2004 4:33:10 PM ET 2004-11-04T21:33:10

Betty’s break is over.

The five-ton Asian elephant is back in her pen, on her owner’s farm in southwestern Missouri.
The former circus elephant turned up missing on Monday. Owner Murray Hill says she pushed through a fence to make her escape.

Hill says he found her late Tuesday in a neighbor’s hayfield. The pachyderm had several cuts, likely from making her way through the fence.

Betty was retired from the circus because of bad behavior. Hill says he spent several years working with her to overcome those problem — and she had been behaving pretty well.
Now, he’ll have to start again.

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