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Iconic elephant Carol put to sleep at San Diego Wild Animal Park

One-time Zoo ambassador Joan Embry is seen visiting her old friend and show mate, the elephant Carol, during a reunion at the Wild Animal Park in 2001.
One-time Zoo ambassador Joan Embry is seen visiting her old friend and show mate, the elephant Carol, during a reunion at the Wild Animal Park in 2001.


2007-06-19 - San Diego, United States , Jeanette Steele

A 40-year-old Asian elephant at the Wild Animal Park was euthanized this morning because of foot and joint disease, San Diego Zoo officials said. Carol has been an icon of the zoo and Wild Animal Park since 1968, when she arrived from Thailand. She appeared with Joan Embery on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, in addition to performing in shows at the Wild Animal Park.



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