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Nation IN BRIEF : HAWAII : Elephant Reportedly Had Earlier Incident

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The elephant that killed a trainer at a show in Honolulu went on a similar rampage at a circus in Altoona, Pa., last year, damaging a building and terrifying thousands of children, said Ed Migley, owner of the Rhode Island-based Circus America. Tyke’s handlers said she became agitated when someone walked behind her. That also appears to be what set the 9,000-pound elephant off at the show in Hawaii.


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