Baby Elephant Accidentally Cho.Kes Himself To D.E.A.T.H After Getting Stuck In His Favourite Tyre Swing

A baby elephant accidentally stra.ng.led himself after getting tangled up in his favorite toy, it emerged today.

Zookeepers said CCTV footage showed 11-month-old Sanook, one of Melbourne Zoo’s most popular attractions, getting stuck in a large tire swing while playing in his enclosure.

baby-elephant-accidentally-cho-kes-himself-to-d-e-a-t-h-after-getting-stuck-in-his-favourite-tyre-swing

Zoo director Kevin Tanner said the calf ‘managed to maneuver it in an unusual way that caused his head to become caught’ at around 7 pm AEDT last night.

He said: ‘This placed pressure on his neck and would have prevented him from breathing.’

baby-elephant-accidentally-cho-kes-himself-to-d-e-a-t-h-after-getting-stuck-in-his-favourite-tyre-swing-1

Preliminary post-mortem results had confirmed the cause of de.a.th, he added.

The CCTV footage has not been released by the zoo.

baby-elephant-accidentally-cho-kes-himself-to-d-e-a-t-h-after-getting-stuck-in-his-favourite-tyre-swing-2

News of the Asian elephant calf’s de.a.th has prompted an outpouring of emotion from visitors and the wider Melbourne community.

baby-elephant-accidentally-cho-kes-himself-to-d-e-a-t-h-after-getting-stuck-in-his-favourite-tyre-swing-3

Twitter user @knowledgedgirl said: ‘Very sad news from Melbourne Zoo, the elephant calf we watched grow from birth, di.es suddenly.’

baby-elephant-accidentally-cho-kes-himself-to-d-e-a-t-h-after-getting-stuck-in-his-favourite-tyre-swing-4

Read more at Elephant World category

5/5 - (1 vote)