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Zookeeper Killed by Elephant Talked About the Danger

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The zookeeper who was killed by an elephant at Dickerson Park Zoo this morning, talked with KOLR10 News about the dangers, in a 2010 interview.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The zookeeper who was killed by an elephant at Dickerson Park Zoo this morning, talked with KOLR10 News about the dangers, in a 2010 interview.

John Bradford was a 25 year veteran zookeeper and supervised the Asian display area of the zoo, where the elephants live.

In 2010, KOLR10 News talked with Bradford about the dangers of working with large animals.  The interviewed followed the death of a trainer at Orlando's SeaWorld, by a killer whale.

In the story, Bradford told KOLR10; "There's an inherent risk in working at a zoo. The deal is you want to minimize those risks if the situation calls for it and an animal is in need with direct contact with keepers, we assess the situation and determine if it's an acceptable risk or not."

Read that full story here


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