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<div class="quote-block"><b>L.A. Zoo is still undecided on elephant's future<br><br>
Officials consider keeping Ruby or shipping her to another zoo or a sanctuary. Activists urge the third option.</b><br><br>
By Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer<br><br>
November 22, 2006<br><br><br><br>
Remember Ruby? The 45-year-old female African elephant has lived more than half her life at the Los Angeles Zoo. She just hasn't been on exhibit for the last two years due to the logistics of moving elephants around to accommodate the slow, complicated process of constructing the new pachyderm exhibit.<br><br><br><br>
But she was very much "the elephant in the room" Tuesday as zoo Commissioner Kimberly Marteau noted at the monthly meeting of the Los Angeles Zoo Commission.<br><br><br><br>
At issue is whether Ruby will be transferred to another zoo, retired to a sanctuary or kept where she is. "I haven't dismissed anything," zoo Director John Lewis said in a brief interview before the meeting on zoo grounds, though he conceded it was "unlikely" that Ruby would remain in Los Angeles.</div>
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Full story here: <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-zoo22nov22,1,6563683.story" target="_blank">http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-zo...,6563683.story</a><br><br><br><br>
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ETA: If you click on the link, you'll see two photos accompanying the online article. The second one, which the caption describes as a protest outside the zoo, is not the photo used in the paper edition. For some reason, a different photo was substituted for the online version.
 

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I hope they do the right thing and let her go to a great sanctuary where at least she can lead a semi-noraml life. Poor thing.
 
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