October 24th 2006

Romanian Zoo mourns star elephant

Posted in News by Teo


The Bucharest Zoological Garden has announced that one of the oldest elephants on the European continent, Gaya, died in its compound this weekend.

Gaya, 48, was brought to Romania from Rostock 34 years ago, when it just turned 14. The animal’s health deteriorated lately.

The longest lifespan reported for a captive elephant was 52 years. It was recorded at the Sidney Zoological Garden in Australia. It is common for a wild elephant to live as much as 70 years.

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  1. Constantin COCIOABA says:

    Am fost o singura daca la Zoo. Eram mic, eram cu ai mei. Daca tin minte vreun animal tin minte acest elefant. Nimic nu imi aduc aminte in rest. Pffff.

    October 26th 2006 at 6:14 pm

  2. Naruto says:

    traiasca elefantul!!

    January 19th 2007 at 7:59 pm

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