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Zookeeper killed after Elephant hits him with her trunk whilst trying to protect her calf




 

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A zookeeper in Spain has been killed after he was struck by an Elephant who was protecting her calf.

According a press release by Cabarceno Natural Park, the 44-year-old worker was killed after being struck by the elephant’s trunk whilst working on Tuesday morning.

The incident which has been described as a tragic accident occurred near Santander.

Officials say the man sadly died after striking his head off the iron bars of the elephant enclosure.

They added that an investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

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