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(KSL News) -- Veterinarians have discovered the reason a 36-year-old African elephant collapsed on its way to Hogle Zoo.
Lesions in her lungs and a reduced lung capacity indicate a mycobaterial infection, which she may have been carrying much of her life.
During the transfer from Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo earlier this month Wankie began having trouble breathing. Veterinarians euthanized her once she arrived at Hogle Zoo.