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Johannesburg Zoo is under mounting pressure to send a lonely elephant to an animal sanctuary after her male companion died last month.
Protestors dressed in elephant costumes have been demonstrated at the zoo entrance, while online petitions have garnered over 100,000 signatories, clamouring for 39-year-old Lammie to start a new life in the company of other elephants.
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She is the only elephant remaining at the zoo after Kinkel, her companion of 35 years, died from a long-standing colic problem.
The zoo said it was standing firm in the face of the campaign.
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"Lammie, after many weeks of being monitored, has been found to be coping extremely well and will therefore remain at the Joburg Zoo," spokeswoman Jenny Moodley told AFP.
"Please allow us the latitude to continue to monitor her coping abilities stemming from the recent loss of her partner."
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