Elephant attacks trainer at African Lion Safari park in Ontario

Jun 21 2019, 8:25 pm

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.

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.