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Zoo Keepers Arrested

Three men at Twycross Zoo have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after an elephant was allegedly beaten.

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Zoo sacked three keepers for allegedly beating an elephant

Twycross elephants: Three zoo keepers have been sacked for allegedly beating one of these animals above Credit: ITV Central

Twycross Zoo says it has sacked three keepers after they allegedly discovered elephants were being mistreated.

"The zoo responded to the situation immediately by telling the Leicestershire police of the issue, who are investigating the matter. The relevant zoo authorities were also informed."

The Zoo said the elephant that was 'mistreated' are being regularly checked by veterinary experts who say they are well and behaving normally.

Three men have been arrested and bailed in connection with the abuse of the elephant.

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