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ORLANDO (CBS4) – Maude is on the move or at least she will be later this month.

After being at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford for nearly three decades, zoo officials decided that their Asian elephant Maude should make a new home at Zoo Miami.

Maude was moved to the zoo in Sanford from Busch Gardens Tampa when she was about ten years old, according to the Orlando Sentinel. There she met the Central Florida Zoo’s other elephant named Mary. Last March Mary died. Since elephants in the wild travel in herds, Central Florida Zoo officials decided

On February 20th the Central Florida Zoo has invited everyone to Maude’s good-bye bash complete with bounce houses and a cake big enough for Maude and all her human friends.

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

  1. clm says:

    Maude deserves dignity and respect. She deserved to be retired to a sanctuary where she will have the space and time to choose her own companions.

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