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Visitors to Colchester zoo were surprised to see a helicopter land in the elephant enclosure today after a teenager was taken ill.

The wide, flat space inside the elephant pen was believed to be the best spot for the aircraft to touch down
The wide, flat space inside the elephant pen was believed to be the best spot for the aircraft to touch down


2013-05-05 - Colchester, United Kingdom
The Essex Air Ambulance was dispatched to Colchester Zoo, where a 19-year-old woman was reported to be suffering breathing problems. The wide, flat space inside the elephant pen was believed to be the best spot for the aircraft to touch down when it arrived just before 11.30am. It is believed that the four elephants in the enclosure were moved inside their house before the helicopter landed.



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