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Two Knoxville Zoo workers hurt when elephant breaks loose

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2001-08-24 - Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Two Knoxville Zoo handlers were injured Thursday when Mamie, the zoos painting African elephant, broke loose during a morning walk.Keepers Tom Troy and Mike Gaugler were taking Mamie on a daily get-acquainted stroll to a new exhibit space when she decided to make a run for some tasty tree leaves, zoo executive director Jim Vlna said. Troy had a cut on his head and Gaugler injured a rib.Both were treated at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, while Mamie went back to her pen and calmed do...

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