Police have confirmed that a female vet was killed this afternoon, in an incident with an elephant, at Franklin Zoo, south of Auckland.
Franklin zoo had only one elephant, Mila.
She used to be known as Jumbo, and when Campbell Live met her in 2009, she was being taken away from the circus she had lived in for most of her life, to be placed in SPCA care.
It is this elephant who is involved in this terrible incident.
Mila's former owner Tony Ratcliffe, was at the zoo this evening and spoke to Campbell Live.
Watch the video for the full story.