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Ann Coates level-classic 4/25/2012 1:03:42 AM

The elephant got a fright, went backwards and crushed the zookeeper. The police have said it was a tragic accident, so hopefully this will not affect her chances of going to the elephant sanctuary. #1458689

Sharon Woodburn 4/25/2012 1:26:15 AM

This is a cute capture Ann. Sad note about the zookeeper. #10108436

Avril Young level-classic 4/25/2012 1:47:33 AM

This is an outstanding photo, I am sure that we will see it again..wonderful detail...Oh I am so sorry to hear that, still hope they don't do anything to the Elephant....Please!!!

Did you know we also sing the NZ Anthem on Anzac day...'God Defend New Zealand...
God of nations at they feet ...... #10108441

Tiia Vissak 4/25/2012 9:46:34 AM

a wonderful portrait! #10108894

John Connolly level-classic 4/25/2012 1:19:54 PM

What a sad event, Ann! Some jobs have more occupational hazzards than others, that's for sure!
Love this wonderful portrait, the light and detail are outstanding! #10109041

Terry Cervi level-classic 4/25/2012 3:50:53 PM

Oh, what a shame and so sad, Ann. I too hope that it won't ruin her chances of living out her life happily. This is sure a terrific capture with wonderful detail! #10109222

Chris Ebben 4/27/2012 2:23:09 AM

A lovely portrait here, what a friendly face!! So sad to hear of this awful accident. I hope Mila can still go to her new home & have some real company in her later years. I bet she feels awful about what has happened also. how sad for everyone=^..^= #10110952

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Image taken at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

On a sad note, today at another zoo in Auckland, a elephant called Mila has accidentally killed a zookeeper. Mila was an ex circus elephant, in the circus for 28 years before being rescued from that life and retired to Franklin Zoo for the last two years. Preparations were being made to send her to an elephant sanctuary in the States so she could have some elephant company. Apparently the zookeeper was with her in her enclosure this afternoon.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 4/25/2012 12:59:23 AM

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