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Jeff Corwin attacked by elephant - VIDEO

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 24th 2007 7:40AM
jeff corwin; anderson cooper; elephantAnimal Planet host Jeff Corwin was tossed by an elephant while filming a segment with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Corwin is a regular correspondent for Cooper's show, Anderson Cooper 360, for a segment called "Planet in Peril". The duo was in Cambodia at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center when one elephant put Corwin's arm in his mouth and shook him. On his blog, Cooper describes what happened to Corwin as being "tossed like a ragdoll". Corwin also posted on the blog, and describes the incident in very little detail and a non-alarmist way. It's apparent from his post that he's more concerned with the plight of the Cambodian elephants than with what happened.

The video is on Cooper's blog (and on YouTube) right now, and once you watch it, you'll be amazed to know that Corwin was generally okay. His arm wasn't even broken, just badly twisted and bruised. After the incident, Corwin continued filming with Cooper and then went to get checked out by a doctor, who put him in a sling. He may have some ligament damage, but will have to wait to know for sure when he returns to the U.S. I was actually very impressed with Cooper's reporting because he didn't let the incident overshadow the real reason for being with the elephants.

Video after the jump (the attack happens at 2:40 into the video):

[Thanks, Tim UF!]

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which is stronger, Tiger or lion

May 27 2007 at 4:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't quite see the reason behind this post. Because it got caught on tape?

This really is no big deal - any person who has a cat has more scars. And the way he twisted and turned his arm I doubt he has any serious injuries.

And if you want to help animals in need get to your local zoo - there are elephants all around the world who don't get out of their cages and get to play in that huge area (a river I guess) you can see in that clip, elephants who live in small cages in little zoos all over the planet, which is justified by the real world being in such peril. Kind of a vicious circle if you ask me.

March 24 2007 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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