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Mila the elephant found dead at San Diego Zoo

She was 44 years old
Mila the elephant found dead at San Diego Zoo
Mila the elephant found dead at San Diego Zoo
Mila the elephant found dead at San Diego Zoo
Mila the elephant found dead at San Diego Zoo
Mila the elephant found dead at San Diego Zoo
Posted at 1:25 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 16:48:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--The San Diego Zoo announced Wednesday the death of Mila, the African elephant, due to unknown reasons.

A statement by the Zoo indicated that Mila's body was discovered by animal care staff Tuesday morning. Since the cause of her death is unknown, a post mortem necropsy will be performed at the zoo's Elephant Care Center. 

Mila, 44, came to the zoo in 2013 from the Franklin Zoo in New Zealand.

"She quickly became a well-known member of the herd," the statement read. "She will be missed by staff, volunteers and guests" 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy