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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:19 AM
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Berlin Zoo mourns sudden death of young elephant
Source: The Seattle Times

A young elephant died unexpectedly at the Berlin Zoo on Tuesday, two weeks after celebrity polar bear Knut suddenly passed away in front of shocked onlookers.

Six-year-old Indian elephant Shaina Pali was found dead by keepers doing their morning rounds, zoo spokeswoman Claudia Bienek said. Elephants can live up to about 80 years in captivity.

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The zoo's most famous resident, four-year-old polar bear Knut, drowned March 19 at the zoo after collapsing in his enclosure and falling into its moat. Experts said his collapse was caused by a swelling of his brain brought on by an infection.

Bienek said the two deaths are unrelated.

Read more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/20146...



The final results of the blood test are still needed to determine the cause of death.... not sure how the zoo's
spokeswoman can say the deaths are not related, when they don't even have these results yet. It turns out,
other elephants have died due to infection. Zoos suck.
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goobergoober01 Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:07 AM
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1. if only ALL elephants were set free to fend for themseves in the wild, especially the GOP
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:38 AM
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2. Poor baby.
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