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Auckland Zoo Elephant on the loose !!

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Nigel, 24 Jan 2004.

  1. Nigel

    Nigel Well-Known Member

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  2. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Administrator Staff Member

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    Ha - great story, wish I'd been there to see it - would have made some great photos !
     
  3. Nigel

    Nigel Well-Known Member

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    True True !!
    But check out Jays website -- Auckland page . You can see photos of the elephants wandering about the zoo -- unconstrained .
    I will check the Auckland papers tomorrow and see if there are any photos of this event .
    Has anyone else had animals escape from their local zoo ?
     
  4. Axl

    Axl Well-Known Member

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    Auckland Zoo has had a number of escapes over the years. In the 1920s or 1930s, two leopards escaped. A polar bear climbed the wall of it's enclsoure into the zoo grounds and in 1960, the elephant Jamuna, upon seeing a giraffe for the first time, took off through the zoo picnic area carrying a group of children she was giving a ride too. Nobody was injured.

    Recent escapes include Indra the orangutan (1996), Scuttles the Sea Lion (2001) and Jin the otter (2007).