Mary's foot was chained to the track and the derrick chain put on her neck. A witness described the derrick chain breaking as she was lifted. The reason, the ankle chain had not been released. The witness said he could hear the ankle tendons being torn. When the chain broke, Mary fell back on the track and was stunned and not able to get up. They quickly got another chain around her neck and hoisted her into the air once more. Within a few minutes she was dead.
Elephant suicide is a rising threat in the already diminishing pachyderm community. Spread the word to our thick skinned friends that there are those that want to help. Let them know thet are not alone.