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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Dec 22, 1999
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Animal: Elephant
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Henry Vilas Zoo

Category: Attack resulting in human injury, Injury to animal, Animal health issue
Species: Elephant

Summary: An elephant at the Henry Vilas Zoo attacked a zookeeper and veterinarian while the vet checked her chronically sore feet. The zookeeper was treated and released from a local hospital. After the attack, fresh puncture wound were observed above the elephant’s eye. The elephant was involved in a previous incident 07/09/98.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

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