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Never forget…

Although we no longer look after elephants here at Paignton Zoo, for many years the current Ranch area was home to much-loved former residents, African elephant ‘Duchess’ and Asiatic elephant ‘Gay’. Their move to the Elephant and Giraffe House was an eventful affair and they sampled the leaves of almost every tree along the way!

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The original elephant yard was later replaced by the Ranch. [Credit: Paula Simmons]
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A view over the elephant yard.
Paignton Zoo’s elephants, Duchess and Gay, were very popular residents.
Feeding time for Asiatic elephant, Gay.
African elephant Duchess (left) and Asiatic elephant Gay (right).
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