Monday, 14 May 2012

Tonya the elephant packs her trunk – and says goodbye to the zoo

The three-year-old Asian elephant has been banished, along with her mother Douanita, to keep the peace. 

Pregnant Douanita had been filmed on CCTV bashing herd members – including her adopted mother, Irma – with her trunk.

Keepers said the clashes at Rotterdam zoo were only the elephant equivalent of handbags – but decided to pack the pair off to Prague. ‘It was all still pushing and pulling. But we do not want a real fight, so we had a choice,’ one zookeeper said.
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