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Zoo elephant mourned; death revives debate

Woodland Park Zoo's African elephant, Watoto, on display for more than four decades, was euthanized Friday after she collapsed in an exhibit yard. Above: Steam rises from Watoto as she walks out into the Woodland Park Zoo elephant enclosure after getting washed down on a winter day in 2012.

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Woodland Park Zoo's African elephant, Watoto, on display for more than four decades, was euthanized Friday after she collapsed in an exhibit yard. Above: Steam rises from Watoto as she walks out into the Woodland Park Zoo elephant enclosure after getting washed down on a winter day in 2012.

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