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Park Elephant Falls Out of Love

July 22, 1986|From Reuters

GIVSKUD, Denmark — An elephant fell on his side in a lake at a Danish nature park Monday after fleeing seven amorous she-elephants and had to be righted by a crane.

Frederik, 16 years old and weighing three tons, was chased into the shallow lake by the females and could not get back up on his legs, park director Leif Nielsen said.

The she-elephants did their best to push him upright with their trunks, but Nielsen finally had to bring in rescue services to lift Frederik with a crane.

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