Ruby the elephant to be retired

Mayor Villaraigosa's main photo op for Monday will be to announce that the only African and sole female elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo is being retired to the Performance Animal Welfare Society Elephant Sanctuary in San Andreas. They will make the announcement at 11 am at the zoo. Ruby's removal from the zoo has been advocated by animal activists, some of whom pledged money to encourage the move, and by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine.

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