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    Woman Enters Exhibit, Elephant Smacks Her

    Fri Mar 3, 7:00 PM ET


    A 25-year-old woman climbed past barriers and into an elephant's zoo exhibit, then crawled out with minor injuries after the 6,000-pound animal smacked her with its trunk.

    "That's how an elephant reacts to something they would perceive as a threat," said Cameron Park Zoo director Jim Fleshman.

    After saying she wanted to play with the elephant, the woman climbed over a 3-feet-high wood-and-wire fence, scaled an 8-foot-tall artificial rock structure and bypassed an electric wire before jumping into the exhibit Thursday afternoon, Fleshman said. A moat extends around most of the exhibit.

    After the woman got out, fire and emergency crews took her to a hospital with minor injuries, including scrapes on her side and arm. Waco Fire Capt. Greg Kistler said the woman, whose name was not released, was visiting the zoo with a child and another woman.

    The exhibit contains two female African elephants that have been at the zoo at least nine years. Only one of the elephants struck the woman.

    Both animals were stressed after the incident and were moved to a private area for part of the afternoon, and one didn't want to return to the exhibit even later in the day. But both were back for visitors to see Friday, Fleshman said.

    "They're not used to somebody being in their space," he said.

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    Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald: http://www.wacotrib.com


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    You might have issues if...... Good lord people if there are that many things between you and the animal its probably a sign that you do not belong in their area DUH. Gotta love society .
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    Yep, lots of barriers to get through. She is lucky that she only got smacked by one elephant. She weighed 6,000lbs. She could have squasher her or tossed her with her trunk.
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    It enriches those who receive it,
    without making poorer those who give.
    It takes but a moment, but the memory
    of it sometimes lasts forever.

    None is so rich or mighty that he
    can get along without it,
    and none is so poor but that
    he can be made rich by it.

    A smile creates happiness in the home,
    fosters goodwill in business,
    and is the countersign of friendship.

    It brings rest to the weary,
    cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,
    and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.

    Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed,
    or stolen, for it is something that is of no
    value to anyone until it is given away.

    Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
    Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile
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