r.i.p. yum yum

October 4, 2010

Australia’s oldest African elephant, Yum Yum, has passed away at the age of 41. Yum Yum lived at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo in Regional New South Wales since its opening in 1977.

Officials at the zoo say that Yum Yum suffered from a mystery digestive illness and had to be euthanized. Tests will be carried out in order to determine an exact cause of death.

Yum Yum

Cuddles, Yum Yum’s close friend, is currently mourning the loss. She is now the last remaining African elephant in Australia.

Yum Yum (front) and Cuddles (back)

R.I.P Yum Yum


One comment

  1. ohh :( I feel terrible for Cuddles…

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