Oregon Zoo officials euthanized Rama, a 31-year-old elephant, on Monday after indications he was in too much pain from a decades-long leg injury.
"We knew Rama's injury would catch up with him someday, but it still doesn't make the loss any easier," said Bob Lee, zoo elephant curator. "This is a sad day for everyone at the zoo. My heart goes out especially to all the keepers and animal-care staff who have been close to Rama through the years....
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