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Nisha (right) and Moola at the Dickerson Park Zoo. Nisha died recently of an illness.
Nisha (right) and Moola at the Dickerson Park Zoo. Nisha died recently of an illness.

2007-12-22 - Springfield, United States , Michael Crocker, superintendent of Dickerson Park Zoo

Our guests tell us elephants are their favorite animals at Dickerson Park Zoo. Elephants are magnificent, intelligent creatures that form strong bonds among the individuals in the herd and with their human caretakers. Following the death of our Asian elephant calf, 16-month-old Nisha, many of you conveyed your sympathies to our staff. You related how much you enjoyed watching Nisha grow, play and interact with the adults and how she was your child or grandchild's favorite. You recognized the obv...

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