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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 31, 1998
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Animal: unknown
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Phoenix Zoo

Category: Injury to animal, Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Elephant

Summary: Ruby, a 25 year old elephant at the Phoenix Zoo known for her paintings, was euthanized after a cesarean operation revealed that her full-term, still-born fetus had ripped her uterus which caused a massive infection through her abdominal cavity. Her male fetal calf weighed 320 lbs, twice the size of a normal newborn elephant.

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