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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 19, 2009
Location: Hohenwald, Tennessee

Animal: unknown
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Category: Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Elephant

Summary: A 21 year old Asian elephant dies at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. "Ned" was confiscated by USDA because he was severly malnourished. A necropsy showed ulcers in Ned's intestine, pancreas and other organs. The director of the sanctuary blamed Ned's digestive problems on the stress of circus life.

Source: St. Petersburg Times (5/19/2009)

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