Sidetracks - Enraged bull elephant ki...

Sidetracks - Enraged bull elephant kills herd's matriarch in na...

There are 8 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Apr 4, 2007, titled Sidetracks - Enraged bull elephant kills herd's matriarch in na.... In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

A seven-ton bull elephant charged and killed a female elephant half his weight as visitors to an Israeli nature park looked on in horror.

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SteveC

Denver, CO

#1 Apr 5, 2007
Suffering from post traumatic syndrome? What caused it?
Max

Washington, DC

#2 Apr 5, 2007
It must have been influenced by the Israelis around it.

Maybe the US will start sending the the elephant foreign aid and arms now?
Stormie

Wolcott, CO

#3 Apr 5, 2007
Max wrote:
It must have been influenced by the Israelis around it.
Maybe the US will start sending the the elephant foreign aid and arms now?
What kind of comment is that???????? How stupid!

Since: Feb 07

Morton, WA

#4 Apr 5, 2007
That is creepy to find out Israel had a hand in it. I thought it was going to be a story out of Africa. Anywise, its a bad omen for someone.
Christina

Aurora, CO

#5 Apr 5, 2007
Are they going to press charges against Yossi?
Elephant Lover

United States

#6 Apr 25, 2007
Could the elephant have been in musth? The musth can be defined as a periodical change of the behaviour of elephant bulls, which can last from some weeks up to some months. This change has got hormonal reasons. In the musth period a bull produces 40 to 60 times more of testosterone (male sex hormone) than in the non-musth time.

It is not right not to bring the bull into contact with the female elephant during its musth. The risk that the musth bull could attack the cows because they annoy it for any reason is too big. The fact that the musth bull cannot be controlled by the elephant keepers and the very cramped conditions in a zoo would give the cows and the elephant calves no chance to get out of danger.

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Since: Feb 13

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#7 Sep 24, 2013
Elephant Lover wrote:
Could the elephant have been in musth? The musth can be defined as a periodical change of the behaviour of elephant bulls, which can last from some weeks up to some months. This change has got hormonal reasons. In the musth period a bull produces 40 to 60 times more of testosterone (male sex hormone) than in the non-musth time.
It is not right not to bring the bull into contact with the female elephant during its musth. The risk that the musth bull could attack the cows because they annoy it for any reason is too big. The fact that the musth bull cannot be controlled by the elephant keepers and the very cramped conditions in a zoo would give the cows and the elephant calves no chance to get out of danger.
Me thinked only Vulcans like the Senor Spock got that period.

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#8 Sep 24, 2013
Christina wrote:
Are they going to press charges against Yossi?
If so, they should press charges against Yanni as well. I hate that fricken music.

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