Oct 11, 2013 5:34 PM by NBC News
(KYTV) An elephant charged and killed an animal keeper at Dickerson Park Zoo on Friday morning.
Zoo directors say he was John Bradford, 62.
Bradford worked at the zoo for 25 years.
Zookeepers say Patience, a 41-year-old female elephant, got aggressive with Bradford and charged.
There were other workers at the barn.
The Springfield Police Department Chaplain is investigating.
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