Elephant miscarries late in pregnancy at Six Flags Marine World

Posted Wednesday, October 9, 2002 4:54 AM | Contributed by supermandl

A baby African elephant died during labor Monday afternoon at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, where veterinarians were keeping a close watch on the mother. Tika, who was weeks overdue in her 22-month pregnancy, went into labor Saturday afternoon, but her contractions weakened after about 24 hours, according to Marine World officials. Attempts to induce labor on Sunday and early Monday failed.

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