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Old 07-28-16, 02:53 PM
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Girl dies, hit by stone thrown by elephant.

Gorilla, alligator, tiger and now elephant. The animal revolt continues!

Girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo



A seven-year-old girl has died after being hit by a stone thrown by an elephant from its enclosure at Rabat Zoo in Morocco.

The stone got past the elephant's fence and a ditch separating the animal and visitors, the zoo said in a statement.

The girl was taken to hospital and died within a few hours, the zoo added.

The zoo statement said the enclosure met international standards and said "this kind of accident is rare, unpredictable and unusual".

Phyllis Lee, Scientific Director of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, says that targeted throwing of stones and branches by elephants is very unusual.

"It can happen when elephants are frustrated or bored. In my opinion, it's unlikely the elephant was directly targeting the girl - but exhibiting frustration. You can't predict what animals in captivity will do."

The moments after the girl was struck at Rabat Zoo on Tuesday were filmed by a bystander and uploaded onto YouTube.

The video shows the elephant waving its trunk behind a fence and swerves round to show a stone on the ground.

Metres away people are gathered around the girl, holding her head and stroking her leg.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36914884
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An elephant never forgets... how to throw.
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Ever since I was a kid watching the Elephant in the zoo was the saddest part of the trip... You can see depression in their eyes..
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Damn radical Muslim extremist elephants.
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I'm curious as to how far elephants can throw a rock.
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If this was in the US they'd kill the elephant.
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Re: Girl dies, hit by stone thrown by elephant.

Maybe the elephant thought it saw Charlie Brown?
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Re: Girl dies, hit by stone thrown by elephant.

Originally Posted by eXcentris View Post
I'm curious as to how far elephants can throw a rock.
Well if little girls would stop getting in the way we'd know!
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Re: Girl dies, hit by stone thrown by elephant.

How far was the girl from the elephant?

Spoiler:
A stone's throw


The cage was obviously inadequate. They should have been keeping the elephant in a glass house.

Well, if there is some solace in this, we know the elephant is without sin.
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Well if little girls would stop getting in the way we'd know!
It's an important question, the Palestinians are waiting for my response.
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If this was in the US they'd kill the elephant.
That's not true. They would kill every elephant until they found the one that did it. And then they would kill that one.
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Re: Girl dies, hit by stone thrown by elephant.

The last time I went to the Zoo was about 10 years ago. It felt like a complete waste of time even then. I know I'm weird but I just don't understand paying money to see animals in captivity.
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Originally Posted by MANBREASTS View Post
The last time I went to the Zoo was about 10 years ago. It felt like a complete waste of time even then. I know I'm weird but I just don't understand paying money to see animals in captivity.
Because you get to see animals in person that you'd never get to see otherwise. And the money from your ticket probably goes to support conservation efforts that the zoo's doing behind the scenes. If it's a large, accredited zoo, their primary mission is going to be conservation.
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Originally Posted by MANBREASTS View Post
The last time I went to the Zoo was about 10 years ago. It felt like a complete waste of time even then. I know I'm weird but I just don't understand paying money to see animals in captivity.
Paying...money? Sorry, I'm from DC.
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Originally Posted by MANBREASTS View Post
The last time I went to the Zoo was about 10 years ago. It felt like a complete waste of time even then. I know I'm weird but I just don't understand paying money to see animals in captivity.
Paying...money? Sprry, I'm from DC.
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Originally Posted by ben12 View Post
If it's a large, accredited zoo, their primary mission is going to be profit!
Fixed.

Holding animals in captivity has to be one of the cruelest, stupid things we do as humans. You want to see them? Watch Planet Earth. You want to see them in real life? Go on a safari and visit them in their natural habitat.

If they were a true conservation, they wouldn't spend money on marketing, or other conveniences for humans.
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Re: Girl dies, hit by stone thrown by elephant.

Originally Posted by Chrisedge View Post
Fixed.

Holding animals in captivity has to be one of the cruelest, stupid things we do as humans. You want to see them? Watch Planet Earth. You want to see them in real life? Go on a safari and visit them in their natural habitat.

If they were a true conservation, they wouldn't spend money on marketing, or other conveniences for humans.
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I'm curious as to how far elephants can throw a rock.
Looking for Romo's backup for his inevitable season-ending injury in September?
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If this was in the US they'd kill the elephant.
If this was the US the internet would call for the death of the parents.
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Looking for Romo's backup for his inevitable season-ending injury in September?
Meh... Jerry told me Romo is healthy and will play 5 more years!
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Re: Girl dies, hit by stone thrown by elephant.

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Holding animals in captivity has to be one of the cruelest, stupid things we do as humans. You want to see them? Watch Planet Earth. You want to see them in real life? Go on a safari and visit them in their natural habitat.
If I was an apex predator I might agree.

But then if I'm at the bottom of the food chain, living in a safe, controlled environment where I'm regularly fed wouldn't seem like a bad deal.

Of course, even if you're not at the bottom of the food chain, you still have to deal with poachers, trophy-hunting dentists, and Trump's asshole kids...
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Meh... Jerry told me Romo is healthy and will play 5 more years!
Yep, if he plays 3 games a season as usual over the next 5 years. The guy knows how to ride out the contracts.
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"Let he who is without sin...."

"Oh shit that came from the elephant!"
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Yep, if he plays 3 games a season as usual over the next 5 years. The guy knows how to ride out the contracts.
"as usual"?

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"as usual"?

The elephant plays QB for Dallas? No wonder he can throw a rock hard enough to kill a girl.

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