19 Oct 2012

Elephant crushes zookeeper

9:29 pm on 19 October 2012

In Australia, a zookeeper is in a critical condition with severe chest injuries after being crushed by a young elephant at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

The woman, in her 40s, was not breathing when paramedics arrived at the zoo's Asian elephant enclosure on Thursday morning.

They say she went into cardiac arrest as they were treating her.

The zoo says she was pinned against a bollard by a young male elephant during a routine training session.