A trainer has been airlifted to hospital after they were attacked by an elephant at African Lion Safari near Hamilton, Ontario.
Hamilton Police tweeted that officers have responded to a call at the safari park.
Hamilton Police have responded to a call at African Lion Safari in #HamOnt after a trainer was attacked by an elephant. The patient has been airlifted to hospital. The Ministry of Labour has been contacted.
— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) June 21, 2019
The African Wild Safari is a 750-acre drive-through wildlife park. On its website, the park says it is “dedicated to the conservation of declining wildlife species.”
“Our animal management staff travel worldwide to provide training and support to help improve conservation, management and welfare of many species, including elephants,” says African Lion Safari.
“Our efforts in providing technical training in elephant husbandry and welfare, data collection, community relations and conservation education have met with good success.”
More to come.