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  London Zoo gives up its elephants
Updated 31 October 2001, 14.37
Elephants at London Zoo
The elephant which crushed a keeper to death is being taken away from London Zoo.

Dilberta, along with her two friends Mya and Layang-Layang, are going to their new home at Whispnade Wildlife Park.

It will be the first time in 170 years that there have been no elephants at the zoo.

Tragedy

Keeper Jim Robson was trampled to death in the elephant enclosure on 20 October this year. He had been looking after them for 16 years.

A spokesman for London Zoo said Dilberta and friends would be joining the four elephants at Whipsnade as soon as it was appropriate.

Animal rights groups like the RSPCA say the tragedy is proof that the zoo is not big enough to keep so many animals.

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