The Alaska Zoo board of directors voted Tuesday night to move their lone elephant, Maggie, out of Alaska, according to a press release issued today.
The board said the move is contingent upon certain criteria, including finding a suitable place for her to live and a safe transport.
The zoo has come under increasing pressure over the last month to move Maggie after she fell ill and could not lift herself off her concrete floor. The animal has been a source of controversy for years. Animal rights groups have long criticized the zoo for keeping the pachyderm alone in a cold environment.
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