Elephant Charges, Injures Trainer

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago

Elephant payback for life in captivity?
There are 35 comments:
Male 12
Alright...this happened in the Toledo zoo (near where I live) so I can explain what happened. Mr. Redfox (the trainer in video) had worked with this seven year old elephant for its entire life. After the attack, Redfox said that he had never seen the elephant act like it did and that the attack was completely unprovoked. He probably should have observed the warning signs, but when he finally did catch on, it was too late.
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Male 263
There`s a reason why they`re called wild animals.
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Female 477
he just wants to cuddle!
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Female 404
poor elephant <3
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Female 185
the elephant was obviously aggravated at something outside, or maybe a baby or other relative was out there. The animal was already nervous the first time it pushed him out. He should have took the hint. When he came back, it felt threatened. Like SunnyNphilly said, animals have body language. If you are going to work with them, you better learn it.
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Male 645
maybe this guy should learn to read body language
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Male 124
WHERES THE BLOOD?
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Male 118
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Female 133
Well the drattard shouldn`t have been in the enclosure on his own!
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Male 62
@Smurficle HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHA
OMG I laughed hard
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Male 877
this was a baby elephant...a fact ommited by the op...otherwise he`d be dead
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Male 877
elephant charges keeper with cruelty, after making repeated charges all charges were dropped...
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Female 71
He just wants to play... with his tusk through your stomach...
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Female 536
Alot of trainers and zookeepers have terrible methods and practices when handling elephants (beating, cattle prods, skin hooks, etc...), but I wouldn`t be too quick to say that life in captivity is the main culprit. Elephants regularly do this sort of thing out in the wild too. They are huge animals, so when they have an aggressive moment or "tantrum", they can really do some damage. It`s all about respecting the power and personality of the animal, and realizing that, no matter how tame any animal may seem, they will always be a little bit wild.
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Male 222
What happened between 0:45 and 0:46? It looks like the elephant teleported. But when I look closely alot of things change in 1 second?
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Male 3,431
Considering what "Tillamook" the Orca did, I`d say this dude`s lucky and we`d be wise to quit keeping animals like this in goddamn cages for our amusement.
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Female 332
IamBored29 = Best comment all day
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Male 648
Idk, looks like the elephant as pretty damn gentle considering it could`ve stomped on that guy till he was dead. He just knocked him to the ground and stood over him like,

"SAY WHAT AGAIN...I DARE YA...I DOUBLE DARE YA MOTHA F*CKA"
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Male 10,339
I like how he teleported at the end.

If he has those powers, why didn`t he just teleport out of the way?
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Female 1,148
Elephant:1
Trainer:0
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Male 25,416
wow, only once? at least the elephant had compassion!
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Male 2,005
poor elephant he just wants to be outside and play with others
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Female 6
Go elephant!!!
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Female 1,677
Too bad he didn`t die.
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Female 71
@seastone

Maybe it wasn`t a circus where they deliberately cause pain to "train" the animal to perform, but circuses aren`t all fun and games for the animals involved. They are still kept in cages or enclosures smaller than they would like in the wild, and aren`t given enough enrichment to keep themselves entertained. Common zoo animal behavior is pacing back and forth, sleeping, staring, turning in circles, and that is all because they are bored. People stare at them all day, yelling. It isn`t exactly what I would consider fun. I never liked zoos. In my opinion if you want to see animals, so visit a sanctuary for abused animals, or a wildlife reserve.
Anyway. Good for the elephant. That guy deserved it, he wasn`t leaving it alone when it clearly expressed a wish to stand and stare wistfully at free life outside he`s not allowed to have yet.
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Female 612
So according to the video description, that was a zoo elephant in Ohio. I would think the trainer might deserve it if the poor thing was a trained circus elephant, but zoos don`t harm their animals, at least not in the US. I`m guessing that that building is a temporary barn where they keep the elephants when they sleep, eat, and are bathed. My zoo has something similar, but the animals aren`t in it for very long before being let out again. I think the trainer was an idiot for going back in without assistance standing ready to help him, but unless there was some abuse we didn`t see, I don`t think he deserved it. Zoos have standards of care that are meant to make the animals comfortable.
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Male 141
"Animals don`t live in cages, foo!" - Mr. T
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Male 4
There was a video a while back on how to deal with a charging elephant. Its to puff out your chest and yell and scream and make alot of noise and to look as big as possible!
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Female 4,039
Stampy!
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Male 159
i love how he`s trying to run away and his legs keep failing, and he thinks he`s gonna die and then they fail and then...
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Male 6,694
That elephant said " You know what? Screw you! "
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Male 37,888
why was teh video trunkated?












get it?
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Male 15,510
Well, that happens when you mess with a stressed animal
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Female 293
mess with the elephant, you get the horns!!
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Male 7,378
Link: Elephant Charges, Injures Trainer [Rate Link] - Elephant payback for life in captivity?
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