Wednesday, January 19, 2011

N. America's oldest Asian elephant dies

VALLEJO, Calif. -- North America's oldest Asian elephant has died at a Northern California theme park at the age of 71. The average life expectancy for Asian elephants is 44.8 years. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Tuesday announced the death of Taj, who had lived at the Vallejo park for 33 years. The elephant was one of Discovery Kingdom's most popular attractions. Her tricks included stacking logs and playing tug-of-war with guests. The park retired her three years ago. AP Photo Source


Doris Sturm said...

Aw, that is sad - I know she had a long life, but it's always sad when something ends - especially a life! Sleep tight, Taj!

Shannon's Pet-Sitting said...

That is so sad! But its good to know she had a good long life. Amazing how she out lived another 30 from the normal expectancy! I'm sure she's really going to be missed.

Shannon Cole
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