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Finding Friends: Lonely Elephant Arrives at Los Angeles Zoo

Her constant companion at a Fresno zoo died earlier this month

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    Finding Friends: Lonely Elephant Arrives at Los Angeles Zoo
    Fresno Chaffee Zoo via AP
    This undated photo provided by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo shows Shaunzi in her compound at the zoo in Fresno, Calif. Shaunzi was born in Thailand and spent much of her youth in a circus before arriving in Fresno with another elephant named Kara. Kara recently died, and the Fresno zoo didn't want her to be alone and asked the Los Angeles Zoo to give her a home. She arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, after being trucked 215 miles in a special crate.

    The Los Angeles Zoo has a new elephant — a lonely pachyderm from Fresno.

    The zoo says a 46-year-old Asian female named Shaunzi arrived Tuesday after being trucked 215 miles from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in a special crate.

    Shaunzi was born in Thailand and spent much of her youth in a circus before arriving in Fresno with another elephant named Kara. The two females were constant companions until Kara died earlier this month.

    This undated photo provided by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo shows Shaunzi, an Asian elephant, in her compound at the zoo in Fresno, Calif. Shaunzi was born in Thailand and spent much of her youth in a circus before arriving in Fresno with another elephant named Kara. The two females were constant companions until Kara died earlier this month. The Fresno zoo didn't want Shaunzi to be alone and asked the Los Angeles Zoo to give her a home. She arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, after being trucked 215 miles in a special crate.
    Photo credit: Fresno Chaffee Zoo via AP

    The Fresno zoo didn't want Shaunzi to be alone and asked the Los Angeles Zoo to give her a home.

    The zoo says Shaunzi will be quarantined in the Elephants of Asia exhibit for a month so she can slowly become acquainted with the three current residents: Billy, Tina and Jewel.

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    A baby elephant was saved from drowning by a group of its family members at a South Korean Zoo. In a video recorded by the Seoul Grand Park Zoo, a baby elephant named Hope tried to drink from a pond, but somehow lost its balance and fell in. The calf's mother and aunt came to the rescue, first trying to reach it with their trunks, then going in the water and holding the scared calf up. They eventually brought the calf back to land. A third adult elephant was seen pacing back and forth in a separate enclosure, appearing alarmed by the situation.

    (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)