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Zoo losing a beloved pachyderm

March 20, 2004 at 7:07 pm by xoanon  - 

The troubled life of Calle the Elephant, one of the San Francisco Zoo’s most beloved residents, will soon come to an end. The zoo has decided to euthanize the 37-year-old, 10,000-pound creature because her health has been declining since October…Her vocalizations were recorded and used in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” which just won 11 Oscars. “She should have been eligible for an Academy Award,” Chan said. [More]

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