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Aussie Outback visits Tucson

Aussie Outback visits Tucson

David Jackson, a trainer/educator, holds a cockatoo at the Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road. San Diego representatives were in Tucson last week on a promotional tour with a kangaroo, a laughing kookaburra, a cockatoo and two blue-tongued skinks. They were publicizing the San Diego Zoo's…

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Aussie Outback visits Tucson

Aussie Outback visits Tucson

This young red kangaroo is accustomed to pouches, but perhaps not the one Melanie Angeles is carrying.

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Aussie Outback visits Tucson

Aussie Outback visits Tucson

Melanie Angeles, a trainer, is holding two blue-tongued skinks.

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Aussie Outback visits Tucson

Aussie Outback visits Tucson

A laughing kookaburra perches on Melanie Angeles' finger.

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Aussie Outback visits Tucson

Aussie Outback visits Tucson

February 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Autopsy: Elephant had cancer

Autopsy: Elephant had cancer

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Elephant Connie had cancer, officials confirm

Elephant Connie had cancer, officials confirm

Connie, the Asian elephant who spent decades at the Reid Park Zoo before being moved to San Diego earlier this year, had an aggressive type of cancer in her reproductive system, necropsy results show.

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Tucson elephant Connie, euthanized in San Diego, had cancer

Tucson elephant Connie, euthanized in San Diego, had cancer

Connie, the Asian elephant who spent decades at the Reid Park Zoo before being moved to San Diego earlier this year, had an “aggressive” type of cancer in her reproductive system, necropsy results show.

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Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Connie, left, and Shaba shared an enclosure in Tucson for 30 years. They were moved in February to the San Diego Zoo's Elephant Odyssey, which has facilities for sick and elderly elephants. Connie suffered from urinary- and reproductive-tract infections.

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Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Keeper Gale Ferrick helped take care of Connie at Tucson's Reid Park Zoo. Connie was born in the wild and came to Reid Park in 1968.

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Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Connie, pictured here with a 2-year-old Shaba, became a mother figure to the African elephant.

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Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Reid Park's beloved Connie put down at San Diego Zoo

Connie, a 45-year-old Asian elephant who spent most of her life at the Reid Park Zoo, was euthanized at her new home in San Diego Thursday after urinary- and reproductive-tract infections caused a serious decline in her health.

July 20, 2012 12:01 am Video Photos

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Connie the elephant

Connie the elephant

Connie, Reid Park Zoo's longtime elephant, was euthanized last week at the San Diego Zoo. Officials there said the elephant was suffering from cancer and other illnesses.

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Elephant moved from Tucson, Connie, euthanized

Elephant moved from Tucson, Connie, euthanized

One of two elephants who spent many years at the Reid Park Zoo before being shipped to the San Diego Zoo at the beginning of the year was put down this morning.

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