First African elephant born in North America has died -zoo

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) – The first African elephant to be born in North America has died at age 36 after ingesting too much sand at a North Carolina zoo, officials said on Wednesday. “Little Diamond” was born in 1978 at the Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee and had lived at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro since May 1995, the zoo said. He said it was unclear why Little Diamond had ingested so much. African elephants are the world’s largest land mammals and live up to 70 years on average in the wild.

June 18, 2014 10:31 pm

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