Man Carries Toddler Into San Diego Zoo’s Elephant Habitat

A dad supposedly conveyed his 2-year-old girl into an elephant territory at the well-known San Diego Zoo to snap a picture with the creatures, police said Friday.

An elephant seemed like it needed to charge at them, and the dad dropped his youngster when they attempted to get away from the fenced-in area, San Diego Police Sgt. Ariel Savage revealed to NBC San Diego. He was ultimately ready to get her out securely.

The elephant was not hurt, zoo authorities revealed to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The 25-year-old dad was captured on doubt of kid peril. Police told the paper the man “needed to snap a picture with the African bull elephant.”

The occurrence happened Friday evening at the zoo in Balboa Park when “two visitors, in spite of different obstructions, intentionally and wrongfully intruded into a territory, which is home to our Asian and African elephants,” zoo representative Andrew James wrote in an explanation to the paper.

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