Hilda? or Indra? at Gran Circo Union

† Hilda? or Indra?
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Dead date: 2008-09-23
Death reason: accident: escaped from circus and hit by a bus
Location:Gran Circo Union
ArrivedGran Circo Union
Born:1968 wild
Document updated2008-09-29
Born abt 1968.

Indra/Hilda escaped from the circus as her keeper arrived to feed her. She knocked down a metal door and wandered through two neighborhoods before trying to cross a busy highway, where she was hit by a bus. Both the driver and elephant were killed, and four passengers were hospitalized after the pre-dawn collision in Ecatepec, just north of Mexico City.

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