Toledo zoo keeper hurt by elephant violated rules
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:00:59 GMT —
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The Toledo Zoo says a keeper knocked down and critically injured by an elephant broke two rules by going into the enclosure alone.
The zoo has released a review finding Don RedFox should have had another person with him and that he should have carried a steel rod used to handle elephants.
Zoo director Anne Baker says the 53-year-old keeper has been disciplined, but she would not give details during a news conference Tuesday.
RedFox was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after the attack on July 1.
The zoo's 7-year-old elephant named Louie charged RedFox twice and pinned him in a corner.
RedFox is now recovering at home. The zoo says his family did not provide a response to the review. He's expected to return to work when he's ready.
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