‘World’s largest antelope’ gores zoo worker to death after closing time

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The world's largest antelope has been named behind the brutal death of an attraction worker who was killed as he lead it into the stables.

The worker was gored after closing hours at Oland Animal and Entertainment Park in Sweden on the weekend, according to reports.

Park employee Richard Berglund said he was helping his colleague before the antelope launched the traumatic attack.

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He said they were taking the animals into their stables when his friend was targeted at the end of the day.

Mr Berglund said: "It was a friend… we're all grieving."

Investigators said the incident is being explored as a "workplace accident", which is standard procedure.

The owner of the park, which is located on the southwestern island of Oland, confirmed the worker was pronounced dead on Sunday (August 28).

The victim's identity and citizenship has not been released at this time reports The Sun.

According to the park's website, the facility is now closed for the season.

The Daily Star recently reported that an elephant ripped its owner in half after it was forced to work in the heat.

Pom Pam had been lifting rubberwood before it snapped and carried out the deadly attack against Supachai Wongfaed, 32.

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The elephant, aged 20, stabbed him to death with its tusks after it turned "crazy" due to the temperatures.

Duncan McNair, CEO of Save The Asian Elephants, told Newsweek: "[It] is yet another stark reminder that Asian elephants are and always remain wild animals that can attack and kill when they are abused or overly stressed by humans.

"They suffer deeply, psychologically as well as physically, when broken and forced into constant severe toil in logging and related activities.

"Save The Asian Elephants has abundant evidence of approaching 2,000 human deaths and catastrophic injuries caused by captive elephants brutalized in unnatural forced activities including tourism."


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