Kate the Asian elephant now in her mid forties is unfortunately now on her own at Blackpool Zoo. She came to Blackpool in the early seventies as a youngster with her companion Crumple, later joined some years later by Indra and Marcella rescued from a bankrupt circus in Europe. Crumple was put to sleep in 2009 due to arthritic problems, Marcella died last year and Indra this week. I wonder what the future will now hold for Kate, will she spend the rest of her days alone at Blackpool?, will she be relocated to another collection where she will have the company of her own kind?, or will Blackpool do as has been stated be building a new elephant facility at the zoo enabling Kate to be joined by other elephants at Blackpool?. I appreciate that it is very early days as Kate has only very recently been left alone and it will be perhaps a while before a decision is made regarding her future.