An African elephant that crushed handler Stephanie James at the Knoxville Zoo will not be punished.
Officials at the Knoxville zoo now believe that James' death was a tragic accident.
"The elephants acted as they should in that situation. In other words when they received a command, they responded. She responded in this case," Jim Vina, executive director of the Knoxville Zoo, said.
The 8,000 pound African elephant backed James into a stall on Friday, pushing her into metal bars.