Zookeeper Killed by Elephant in Springfield

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, October 11 2013 Oct 11, 2013 Friday, October 11, 2013 9:47:25 AM CDT October 11, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield officials say a longtime zookeeper was killed by an elephant at the city's Dickerson Park Zoo.

City spokeswoman Cora Scott says senior zookeeper John Bradford died Friday when a female elephant charged him.

Zoo officials say Bradford worked at the zoo at least 25 years and was a senior zookeeper.

Police continue to investigate the death and further details were not immediately available.

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