Runaway Elephant Returned To Upstate New York Sanctuary

November 13, 2018 - 11:32 am
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WESTTOWN, N.Y. (WCBS 880/AP) -- An elephant that was burned by napalm during the Vietnam War has been returned to an upstate New York animal sanctuary after taking a late-night stroll.
 
State police got a call Sunday night from the Sanctuary for Animals in Westtown that the 46-year-old Asian elephant named Fritha had wandered away.

Apparently, a worker forgot to turn on an electric fence that keeps her in her designated space at night.

Luckily, her owners and troopers found her nearby and escorted her back home.
 
The sanctuary also runs Dawn Animal Agency, which provides animals for movies, commercials and talk shows.

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report)