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Woodland Park Zoo matriarch elephant euthanized

Discussion in 'Yahoo News: Zoos' started by RSS, 23 Aug 2014.

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    Zoo officials had to euthanize the only African Elephant at Woodland Park Zoo Friday morning.* Zookeepers arrived to find* 45-year-old* Watoto lying down in the elephant yard and unable to get up. Animal health staff first attempted lifting Watoto to her feet with the support of* cloth straps and heavy machinery but failed. * Zoo officials say her health was quickly declining and she would ... More...