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America's Oldest Elephant Dies at Age 71


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Nancy
- 3068 days ago - news.discovery.com
Taj, a 71-year old elephant and 33-year resident of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. died yesterday, the park announced. Taj was thought to be the oldest living elephant in North America.



   

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Henri P. (0)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 10:18 pm
rest in peace
 

. (0)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 11:13 pm
thx nancy - noted

so sad, but taj lived a long life - wish it would have been in the wild.

forever rest in peace taj....
 

Richard T (23)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 2:01 am
R.I.P. Taj (1940-2011), and Thank You for being our friend.
 

Brian Drake (11)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 6:47 am
Dick Cheney is dead?
 

Brittany D (28)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 6:55 am
Requiescat in pace.
 

Cher C (1424)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 6:56 am


Thnx Nancy!

 

Mary E (124)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 7:36 am
so sad RIP ...
 

Tamila mendoza (177)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 7:58 am
Well at least he had a good lokn life right? 11 years over the normal life expectancy. RIP
 

tracey p (81)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 8:17 am
noted. Thank you. Well, what a beautiful animal.
 

Susan Sherman (2)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:15 am
That's so sad, rest in peace Taj.
 

Kay F (550)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 10:22 am
R.I.P. Taj!
Thanks Nancy.
 

Emma B (7)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 11:31 am
Noted, hope he had a good life.
 

Cindy C (125)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 12:17 pm
wow what a big age and aww bless
 

Blu AbbeyCat (302)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 12:54 pm
... Rest In Peace dear Taj
 

Marian D (57)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 4:28 pm
Thanks
 

Echo ELES (264)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 5:37 pm
For those who believe Taj lived a good life, you might want to look up the violations of the animal welfare act via APhiS on six flags... Y'all might want to go to elephants.com and read about Winkie's life at six flags.... doubt ud feel that way after educating yourselves :) just a little FYI

RIP Taj
 

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:10 pm
Precious Taj your life cut in half since you were taken from the wild ! Who knows why you were taken other than to satisfy man's greed ! You taught many much ! Your years shared with us was not in vain ... we will always love you dear Ele ... now you are free ... in peace Taj *
 

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 9:20 pm
Echo ELES following up on Six Flags i want to share this report from Sept. 2010 regarding Marine Life -
http://withoutmethereisnou.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/an-experience-at-six-flags-discovery-kingdom/
APHIS contact info to share your comments, concerns etc. > http://www.aphis.usda.gov/contact_us/ac.shtml
Thanks so much for posting. All our Relations need our collective voices to right the wrongs and give hope !
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 10:01 pm
Rest in peace and may all other elephants find peace and freedom in the wild one day when man decided they should be free.
 

MmAway M (519)
Friday January 21, 2011, 6:02 pm
Devistating to say the least!

RIP dear one and be well, may you have peace now!
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:59 pm
so sad:(
 

Hannah H (98)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 5:09 pm
Aww!!
 
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