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Camel Destroyed for Fatally Biting Keeper

June 13, 1987|From Reuters

KRONBERG, West Germany — Pascha, a 12-year-old male camel that killed a keeper at a zoo in this Frankfurt suburb, was put to death Friday, police said.

A spokesman said that Edmund Sauer, 32, employed by the private Opel Zoo, bled to death Thursday after the camel attacked him, biting his shoulder and severing an artery. Sauer had entered the enclosure to collect two female camels used to give children rides.

Pascha was in an aggressive mood because one of his mates gave birth 10 days ago, zoo authorities said.

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