San Antonio Zoo Fans Devastated After Loss of 62-Year-Old Favorite Elephant


SAN ANTONIO, TX – The beloved elephant Lucky that has been at the San Antonio Zoo for decades has died, confirms the zoo.

The zoo made the announcement that the 62-year-old elephant died on Nov. 2. The cause of death has been confirmed as being age related health problems.

Lucky the elephant was born in the wild in 1960. She was put in the Brookfield Zoo in May of 1960, was given to Bucky Steele a year later, and then was placed in San Antonio's Zoo in Apr. 1962.

Asian Elephants have an average life span of a 48 years in captivity. The zoo has confirmed that they are in the process of relocating their elephant Nicole. Once she is moved, the habitat will house giraffes, zebras, Ostriches and other African species.

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