Mila the elephant US bound

TRAGIC END: Keeper Helen Schofield was crushed to death by Mila the elephant.
TRAGIC END: Keeper Helen Schofield was crushed to death by Mila the elephant.

2013-10-29 - Auckland, New Zealand
Mila was with her former trainer, Hamilton man Tony Ratcliffe, for 31 years before being taken to Franklin Zoo by vet Schofield in 2009. At the time of Schofield´s death, Tony Ratcliffe´s brother Robin told the Waikato Times the family had warned officials something would happen if the transition was not handled correctly.

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