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Dumbo gets stuck at the jumbo sale in Colombo

This 15-year-old Asian elephant caused chaos after going on the rampage during a Hindu festival yesterday.
This 15-year-old Asian elephant caused chaos after going on the rampage during a Hindu festival yesterday.


2007-07-30 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
The animal, whose name is Chooti Mahattaya, meaning Little Master, damaged a pair of three-wheeler taxis bringing traffic, and the festivities to an abrupt halt after something in the crowd disturbed him. As hundreds watched him, the 3m (10ft) beast then set off down the road with a team of mahouts – elephant drivers giving chase. However, Chooti proved to be no Dumbo, slinking off to the shops to try to get them off his tail in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.



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