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Those who knew her will never forget Tequila the elephant. Pretty female joined Toronto Zoo when it opened in 1974

, Anthony Reinhart, Eric Cole, Toronto Zoo

Sure as the sun rose each morning, Tequila the African elephant could be found lumbering about her enclosure, eager to fortify her imposing bulk with a bale of hay for breakfast. Such had been her routine since the summer of 1974, when the young orphan from Mozambique took up residence with the rest of the elephants at the newly opened Toronto Zoo. When the zoo's elephant keepers reported for work on Tuesday, they expected no different. But there was nothing routine about what they found in the ...



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