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Animal remains in Irish Channel 'most likely a cow,' experts say

According to the City of New Orleans, the animal remains were found in the road near the intersection of Religious and Celeste Streets Thursday afternoon.

NEW ORLEANS — HazMat and sanitation workers cleaned up animal remains from the Irish Channel Thursday afternoon.

According to the City of New Orleans, the apparent animal remains were found in the road near the intersection of Religious and Celeste Streets.

The remains were cleaned up as of 2 p.m.

The City of New Orleans reached out to the Audubon Zoo to identify the remains.

Initial analysis suggests that the animal was a "terrestrial mammal, most likely a cow," according to the Audubon Zoo.

The incident remains under investigation.

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