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National Zoological Park staff injured

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A staff of National Zoological Park (Zoo) here was injured while trying to separate two elephants who clashed this morning.

The staff member Kulin Boro, care taker of elephants' in the zoo was looking after the three elephants who were allowed morning stroll as per schedule. When the two elephants started a fight while playing he tried to separate them.

"While doing so he fell down and received light injuries on his arms and knee. He was rushed to RML hospital where he was treated for his wounds and later discharged," said zoo official RA Khan.

"It is wrong to say that he was attacked by elephants because in that case he would not have come out safely with light injuries," Khan said.

Three elephants including an African elephant Shankar, and one Indian female elephant Raj Laxmi and male Heera, are put together in the mote of the zoo. They are allowed two hours morning stroll every day between 7-9 am.

First Published: Sun, September 13 2015. 16:42 IST