Official Statement on Death of Elephant Boo at the San Antonio Zoo

Our hearts go out to all who knew and loved Boo. She will be greatly missed by our staff and observers. Sadly, this once again leaves the Asian elephant, Lucky, 53, alone, living in what has been and remains an antiquated, inappropriate exhibit that has never met the needs of the species that have resided and died there. Elephants are highly social animals. It is inhumane to keep Lucky alone.