Elephant leaves Edmonton zoo for breeding program

The Valley Zoo has been Samantha
The Valley Zoo has been Samantha's home since 1988.

2007-09-26 - Edmonton, Canada
The Valley Zoo said goodbye to Samantha the elephant as she left to be a mom in her new home in North Carolina. The 19-year-old elephant will be part of the breeding program at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, which recently expanded its elephant enclosure to include seven acres in a naturalized habitat. The Valley Zoo has been Samantha's home since 1988. Staff stroked and petted Samantha before she boarded the moving truck Tuesday night. Zoo operations manager Dean Treichel said they're sad ...

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