Great dismay in the Cologne Zoo: An elephant was put to sleep there. The elephant cow was badly injured in a fight.
Cologne – The grief in the Cologne Zoo * is great. First, more than 130 animals died in a fire on Tuesday, March 15th, and then on Friday, March 18th, the Asian elephant cow "Maejaruad" had to be euthanized. "We mourn this elephant, who has become very dear to us over the years," said zoo director Theo Pagel.
24RHEIN* reports why the elephant cow from the Cologne Zoo had to be put to sleep.
Asian elephants are the second largest land animals on earth after the African elephant. Their trademark is the long trunk, which the animals use to breathe, smell, greet, threaten, or eat. (nb) *24RHEIN is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA