Van carrying zoo animals overturns near Hockley

HOCKLEY, Texas (KTRK) -- An animal transport van bound for a Houston-area petting zoo overturned near Hockley just before noon on Tuesday.

The accident happened at Highway 290 inbound near Kremier Road. A kangaroo, a lamb, several baby goats and rabbits were among the animals traveling in the white van, which was operated by Wild Things Zoofari out of Austin.

According to a Wild Things Zoofari spokesperson, the driver and the animals all survived the accident and all of the animals are accounted for.

Waller County Animal Control said a pygmy goat suffered a broken leg and the kangaroo suffered a cut on his ear. Other animals suffered minor abrasions.

No other details have been released.

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