Patience at Dickerson Park Zoo

ID Number:   SSP Number: 76 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 41 years
Management:Protected contact
Location:Dickerson Park Zoo
ArrivedDickerson Park Zoo 1990-10-30
from Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo 1975-02-27
Born:1976 wild Thailand
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1998-05-17 Kala, SSP nr: 509
Document updated2013-10-17: mankiller
2013-10-11: The morning of the incident, Patience hesitated in the chute, and elephant manager John Phillip Bradford, 62, was coaxing her forward. Bradford leaned into the chute, reaching for her with a guide. The animal suddenly lunged forward, knocking Bradford down, into the chute. The animal then crushed Bradford against the floor, killing him instantly.

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