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16-9-2019, 04:25 UTC
[05.02.2019 13:04 UTC] Ian Willoughby
Ústí zoo forced to put down elephant

The zoo in the Czech city of Ústí nad Labem has had to put down an Indian elephant, a spokesperson said. The female was euthanised on Monday after long-standing problems with its foot left it unable to stand.

The elephant, which was named Kala, was brought from Vietnam to Czechoslovakia in the mid-1980s and was aged 34.