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Elk believed to be one of the oldest in world dies at NY zoo

AP  |  Watertown (US) 

Officials at a zoo in say an believed to be one of the oldest in the world has died.

The State Zoo at Thompson Park in announced Monday that its eldest female Roosevelt elk, named Rosie, was put down on Aug. 1.

says Rosie lived to age 26 twice the life span of the average

The zoo says that Rosie was euthanised after her quality of life had recently deteriorated.

Rosie was born in at the on June 3, 1992. She was gifted to the State Zoo a year later and remained there since.

Roosevelt are the largest elk in North America, named for former

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 18:00 IST