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Toledo zoo keeper hurt by elephant violated rules

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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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