Twycross Zoo said in a statement today that everyone at the zoo is extremely upset by the alleged beating of an elephant by keepers:
"Tywcross Zoo has a zero tolerance towards such behaviour. This case involved rogue individuals, acting in complete disregard to their moral, contractual and legal requirements. Everyone at the zoo is extremely upset at their actions."
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