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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 11, 2013
Location: Springfield, Missouri

Animal: Elephant
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Dickerson Park Zoo

Category: Attack resulting in human death
Species: Elephant

Summary: A zookeeper was killed by an elephant at the Dickerson Park Zoo. The man was coaxing the female elephant named Patience with a guide when she she suddenly lunged forward, knocking him down in a chute killing him.

Source: API, ABC News, USA Today

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