June 4, 2007 / 5:21 AM / 13 years ago

Pakistani elephant beats keeper when meals late

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani zoo is appealing for donations to help feed its sole elephant, Suzi, which gets angry and beats its keeper with a stick when its meals are late.

“When Suzi is not fed on time it holds its master’s cane in its trunk and starts beating him,” an official at the zoo in the city of Lahore told the Daily Times.

The zoo is hoping philanthropists and schools will “adopt” Suzi and pay for its food, the paper said in a report on Monday.

“We don’t have enough funds to feed Suzi and its expenses are more than our budget,” said zoo director Yousuf Pal.

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