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A three-ton elephant crushed her handler to death

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by FourOneTwo, Nov 18, 2002.

  1. FourOneTwo

    FourOneTwo Member

    Joined: May 10, 2002 Messages: 924 Likes Received: 0
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A three-ton elephant crushed her handler to death Monday at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium during a routine trail walk before the facility opened, officials said.

    Two zookeepers were walking the 18-year-old female African elephant and her 3-year-old calf when the 6,200-pound adult elephant stopped, said Barbara Baker, president and chief executive officer of the zoo.

    When one keepers tried to get the animal moving, it hit him and knocked him to the ground, she said. The animal then pinned the worker with her head, crushing him, she said.

    The accident occurred while the two elephants were on a routine morning walk on the zoo's African Savannah trail before the zoo opened.

    Officials called the incident unprovoked. Police were called and other handlers were able to get the elephants back to their holding area.

    The zoo remained closed for the rest of the day.

    Officials said the elephant would not be destroyed.

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  2. dELiSs

    dELiSs Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 2,898 Likes Received: 2
    poor elephant must feel horrible..talk about guilt trip : ( . stupid handler man..
  3. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    haha is it that unbelieveable? caging a huge animal and putting a human in there...hmmmmm
  4. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    elephants are getting fed up.
  5. dELiSs

    dELiSs Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 2,898 Likes Received: 2
    elephant is thug. wow no smart ass comments about indoe. oh and thats mean to make fun of overweight people.
  6. loudhardfast

    loudhardfast Member

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 737 Likes Received: 0
    elephants never forget
  7. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2002 Messages: 146 Likes Received: 1
    this statement just makes me giggle inside
  8. footsoldier

    footsoldier Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 1,885 Likes Received: 2
    about time elephants start pinning people down with their heads..i propose a wrestling match between hulk hogan and that elephant for the belt!
  9. DorkstaR

    DorkstaR Senior Member

    Joined: May 24, 2002 Messages: 1,404 Likes Received: 0
    another faces of death moment.
  10. 455

    455 Guest

  11. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    yo kristy has been missing for awhile...
  12. deznatori

    deznatori Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 5,441 Likes Received: 0
  13. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    the animal uprising has begun.
    never would've thought it would be started by the elephants.
    go pachyderms!
  14. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    "i'm gunna call him stampy"
  15. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    those elephants must have watched animal farm.