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October 7, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Woodland Park Zoo elephant died because it couldn’t stand

A 45-year-old elephant with arthritic legs died at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo because it went down and couldn’t get up. The zoo said Tuesday the necropsy on Watoto found chronic, age-related arthritis in the leg joints. The female African elephant that died in August had no life-threatening problems with its heart or infectious…

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August 22, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Woodland Park elephant, Watoto, euthanized after collapsing

Woodland Park Zoo’s African elephant, 45-year-old Watoto, on display in Seattle for more than four decades, was euthanized Friday morning after zookeepers, arriving to work, found her collapsed in the exhibit yard. Zookeepers discovered Watoto on the ground about 7 a.m. Friday in the south area of the Elephant Forest Exhibit. Attempts to lift her…

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