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Ailing Elephant Bijlee Dies In Mumbai

MUMBAI, INDIA – JUNE 30: Bijlee, the 58-year-old ailing elephant rescued by individuals and NGOs sometime back, died today at Mulund on June 30, 2013 in Mumbai, India. Bijlee had collapsed under her own weight on June 11 in suburban Mulund. Weighing 5000 kilograms, she suffered from degenerative joint disease brought on by her obesity. Bijlee belonged to a couple who used it to beg for alms at marriages and other auspicious occasions and was allegedly abandoned by them. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)



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