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Elephant mankillers

The numbers of elephants that have killed humans is less than stated than by many rumors, and animal right activists often argue that when elephants kill people its because of bad management. It has to be cleared though, that even if one elephant has killed people, theres often 4 or more elephants in the facility who never did, and never attacked a human, therefore statistically, it should be considered an individual problem, rater than a management problem, why each single case should be viewed as an isolated topic, and not a general manegemant topic. The accidents also should be compared to human deaths accociated to dogs, horses, cattle and other captive animals. Its tragical when it happends, but its also tragical, that such accidents are used politically by people with an agenda. Management transfering to protected contact as a result, put many well behaving elephants in situation that has no scientific reason. If protected contact would be minimized to the most dangerous animals, the rest of the herd would often benefit from the classical free-contact. It should also be stressed, that captive born Zoo elephants, contrary to what many laymen believe, becomes agressive in a higher degree, than wild-born elephants. Especially wild caught bulls are often considered by professionals more safe to work with, than captive born bulls. Most elephants cope very well with the captive situation, and most people enjoy the interaction between the trainer and the elephants.

Murderous Mary hanged in 1916 by the neck hanged from a railroad derrick in Erin city, USA.
Murderous Mary hanged in 1916 by the neck hanged from a railroad derrick in Erin city, USA.
4-paws Topsy executed in 1903 by electrocution at Luna park, USA, an event filmed by the Thomas Edison.
4-paws Topsy executed in 1903 by electrocution at Luna park, USA, an event filmed by the Thomas Edison.
Black Diamond after being shot in Kenedy, Texas, 1929.
Black Diamond after being shot in Kenedy, Texas, 1929.
Salim photographed by killing keeper Gunter Lenz in Berlin Zoo, 1963.
Salim photographed by killing keeper Gunter Lenz in Berlin Zoo, 1963.

The list is a new function, and its incomplete. Please tell me about elephants missing!