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Elephant Who Killed Keeper Was Also a Victim | Care2 Causes

Elephant Who Killed Keeper Was Also a Victim | Care2 Causes

For 28 years, Mila the circus elephant was called Jumbo and traveled with New Zealand’s Weber Bros Circus . When her performance days ended , she went to live at the Franklin Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary south of Auckland. On April 25th this year, she fatally crushed her keeper, veterinarian and zoo owner Dr. Helen Schofield. Two years earlier, Dr. Schofield had been optimistic . The elephant was responding well to her new environment and would one day be able to integrate with other African elephants in a California sanctuary. Schofield said of her: It is a tremendous privilege to take care of Jumbo (Mila), I feel personally humbled and flattered by the big ear flapping purrs she gives me as a greeting when I return to see her from other activities in the sanctuary. She is so affectionate and responsive. It will be a joyful day to see her develop friends of the elephant kin...

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