After several days of declining health and despite round-the-clock care by veterinary and keeper staffs, a 36-year-old female African elephant died Tuesday evening at the
According to General Curator
A necropsy, or animal autopsy, conducted into the early morning hours Wednesday revealed that Diamond had succumbed to an impacted large intestine from ingesting sand, Loomis said. Sand is a common substrate used in zoo elephant holding facilities and exhibits.
The zoo's six remaining elephants, including four females and two males ranging in age from 12 to 40, remain in good condition and on exhibit.
"Little Diamond" had been part of our elephant family for 20 years," said Zoo Director
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