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  Zoo back open after elephant kills keeper
Updated 22 October 2001, 11.45
Jim Robson with one of his elephants
Jim Robson with one of his elephants

London Zoo is open to the public again after an elephant trampled its keeper to death.

Jim Robson had worked with the elephants for 16 years but he was crushed in the enclosure when he tripped and fell.

The accident happened on Saturday when visitors were wandering around the area.

Tragedy

On Sunday, the zoo was closed as a mark of respect.

Staff at the zoo said there would be a full investigation into the tragedy but it was too soon to say what would happen to the elephant.

Asian elephants

Mr Robson, 44, looked after the three female Asian elephants at the zoo, Dilberta, Mya and Layang-Layang.

He is the third zoo keeper in the UK to be crushed by an elephant in the past two years.

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