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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

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    A three-ton elephant crushed her handler to death

    Discussion started by FourOneTwo - Nov 18, 2002

    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

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    dELiSs - Replied Nov 18, 2002

    poor elephant must feel horrible..talk about guilt trip : ( . stupid handler man..
     
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  3. fr8lover

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    fr8lover - Replied Nov 18, 2002

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

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    willy.wonka - Replied Nov 18, 2002

    elephants are getting fed up.
     
  5. dELiSs

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    dELiSs - Replied Nov 18, 2002

    elephant is thug. wow no smart ass comments about indoe. oh and thats mean to make fun of overweight people.
     
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    loudhardfast - Replied Nov 18, 2002

    elephants never forget
     
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    this statement just makes me giggle inside
     
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  8. footsoldier

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    footsoldier - Replied Nov 18, 2002

    about time elephants start pinning people down with their heads..i propose a wrestling match between hulk hogan and that elephant for the belt!
     
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    another faces of death moment.
     
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  11. fr8lover

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    fr8lover - Replied Nov 19, 2002

    yo kristy has been missing for awhile...
     
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    Good work Dumbo.
     
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    SteveAustin - Replied Nov 19, 2002

    the animal uprising has begun.
    never would've thought it would be started by the elephants.
    go pachyderms!
     
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    "i'm gunna call him stampy"
     
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    those elephants must have watched animal farm.
     
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