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San Diego Zoo mourns loss of 2 Asian elephants

San Diego Zoo is mourning the loss of two of their Asian elephants that passed away this week. Cookie (right) died on Wednesday, and Cha Cha passed away on Friday
San Diego Zoo is mourning the loss of two of their Asian elephants that passed away this week. Cookie (right) died on Wednesday, and Cha Cha passed away on Friday


2012-01-07 - San Diego, United States
Veterinarians performed an emergency procedure on Christmas after discovering a blockage in Cha Cha´s esophagus. They were able to remove the mass, but the elephant´s condition continued to deteriorate. Animal care staff made the decision to euthanize her on Wednesday. The second elephant, Cookie, was estimated to be 56 years old and had been at the zoo since 1981.



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