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FILE - In this April 2, 2003, file photo Tembo, an African elephant at the San Diego Zoo, moves freely around her enclosure. Tembo, a 48-year-old elephant, was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo after a sudden change in her health following longtime treatment for age-related ailments, the zoo announced Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)

48-year-old elephant euthanized at San Diego Zoo

Dec. 30, 2019 10:34 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tembo, a 48-year-old elephant, was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo after a sudden change in her health following longtime treatment for age-related ailments, the zoo announced Monday. The female African bush elephant died Sunday. “She had been under veterinary care, including stem...

In this Aug. 2019, photo provided by the Oakland Zoo shows the eldest in Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd, M'Dunda in Oakland, Calif. Zoo officials announced M'Dunda, 50, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.  (Sarah Levintin/Oakland Zoo, via AP)

African elephant at Oakland Zoo dies after long life

Dec. 4, 2019 3:01 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 50-year-old matriarch of the Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd died suddenly long after surpassing the 17-year median lifespan for such elephants in captivity,. Zoo officials announced the death Wednesday, saying they found M’Dunda collapsed in the elephant habitat, and...