DALLAS (AP) - Jenny the elephant is staying in Dallas.
The Dallas Zoo today announced the five-ton pachyderm will
remain at her home of 22 years -- instead of being sent to a
wildlife park in Mexico.
Dallas Zoo officials had planned to ship Jenny south after her
companion elephant died in May.
African elephants become unhappy when left alone.
But activists said 32-year-old Jenny is a nervous elephant who
fears vehicles and would be miserable at the drive-through park in
Critics of the planned move said Jenny would be much better off
at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee.
A Dallas Zoo spokesman says officials plan to get a companion
elephant for Jenny in the next several months. Zoo authorities also
have expedited plans for a new elephant habitat.
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