Egypt's Giza zoo loses Naima, its last elephant

  • Wednesday 09, October 2019 06:20 AM
Sharjah24 – Reuters: The Egyptian capital's Giza zoo has announced the death of its last elephant, Naima, who spent around 36 of her 40 years in captivity.
The African elephant, a star of the neglected zoo, died Sunday after suddenly falling ill, a day after having been active and playing with visitors.

"Top veterinarians... gave her the required medications... but she did not respond," Mohammed Rajai, who heads the government's central authority for zoos said.

A forensics report showed she had suffered a severe clot in the heart.