Elephant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Dies
ORLANDO (AP) - Disney officials say a 24-year-old African elephant has died at one of their Orlando-based theme parks after a brief illness.
Tumpe, a female that was moved to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2007, died Tuesday after suffering from skin sores and gastrointestinal problems for two months.
A pathology report is pending, but Disney experts think it was isolated and the rest of the herd is safe.
Tumpe was brought from a zoo in Columbia, South Carolina.
She is the third elephant to die at the park. A newborn and its mother died in 2005 after complications from a cesarean section birth.
The park still has 12 elephants on the grounds.
Note from The Elephant Sanctuary: Tumpe was the elephant that lived with Tina in the Greater Vancouver Zoo.