Injured zookeeper now in better condition

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A zookeeper who was crushed by an elephant calf is now in stable condition.

The 40-year old zoo keeper is still in intensive care at the Royal North Shore Hospital after the elephant crushed her against a bollard on October 19. Read SafetyCulture report.

The zoo director confirmed that the victim is now in a better condition.

“We’re very encouraged to hear of the improvement in Lucy’s condition since last Friday,” said the zoo director.

“Her family also told us that she has been sitting up under nursing supervision. We’re very grateful for the ongoing support for (the victim) and her fellow keepers, who are continuing their daily work at our elephant barn, caring for the herd.”

WorkCover NSW is investigating the incident and has issued a safety notice to the zoo requiring them to review their procedures when working with elephants and to implement safety measures to ensure similar incidents won’t happen.

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