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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 08, 2009
Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Animal: Elephant calf
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Memphis Zoo

Category: Animal Death
Species: Elephant

Summary: A 1-day-old elephant calf died at the Memphis Zoo after stumbling and falling. The mother, Asali, tried to lift her calf and mortally injured her with her tusk. Zoo veterinary staff attended to the calf's injuries but she died around 11:00am that morning.

Source: www.wreg.com

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