"Flavia has been called ”the world's most sad elephant” and is believed to have suffered from a deep depression. Now she has died – after 43 years of solitude at the zoo. "
"The asian elephant Flavia came to the zoo in the Spanish of Córdoba at the age of three, where she spent her life in solitude, writes The Independent. "
"Now she has died after half a year of deteriorating health, which the reason is believed to be a deep depression. "
"the Zoo: ”the Icon of our city”"
"the Zoo Córdoba's zoo, where Flavia lived, has in recent times collaborated with the animal rights activists from the organisation PACMA who tried to get the elephant to an animal hospital where she would be able to get time for recovery. "
"But so far had they not, and during a press conference, was the zoo responsible Amparo Pernichi deliver the heavy news about Flavia killed. "
"Pernichi regretted her death, and called the elephant ”an icon” for their city. "
"Requirement: No more parkdjur"
"Slaughtered is critical to the management of Flavia and now places requirements on how animals should be taken care of in the zoos. "
"”Flavia lived his entire life in a closed space where she could not socialise with others of their kind, without being able to enjoy the rich environment that is natural for an elephant, and without enough space to develop its natural ethnological behavior,” they write on their website. "
"In the wild usually asian elephants to be around 60 years old. They are social animals and tend to create strong family ties."
" During all these years she lived secluded and alone at the Córdoba zoo. We hope that no animal should go through such a thing again, " says PACMAS president Silivio Barquero to the newspaper. "