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10/10/01
How Do You Get Elephants Out of London?
- No joke for zoo as Dilberta, Mya and Layang-Layang get their marching orders

LONDON ZOO'S elephants are packing their trunks and saying goodbye to the enclosures that have housed pachyderms for 170 years.

The three elephants will be moved to London Zoo's more spacious sister animal park at Whipsnade, north of London. Two weeks ago, one of the trio, Dilberta, stamped on keeper Jim Robson, killing him.

"We feel it right to make this announcement now because of the high level of current interest following the tragic death of our colleague, Jim Robson," said London Zoo's Michael Dixon, adding that plans for the elephants' re-housing had been afoot for sometime before Robson's tragic death..

For the time being Dilberta and her two big-eared pals, Mya and Layang-Layang, will remain at London Zoo's famous Regent's Park site until the Whipsnade enclosures are revamped.




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