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Escaped circus elephant kills 65-year-old man in woods in Germany

Escaped circus elephant kills 65-year-old man in woods in Germany

An elephant has escaped from a circus and killed a 65-year-old man in south west Germany.

Police in Heilbronn, a city around 30 miles from Stuttgart, said the man was taking his regular morning walk in the woods when the elephant attacked him.

The 34-year old female elephant, named Baby, was captured and returned to Circus Luna, the circus that owns her.

Police say they are investigating whether the elephant escaped by herelf, or whether she was let out of her enclosure by someone. They will also look into why the elephant showed such aggression to the man.