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17 February 2002
Savannah Alert

By Dr. Steve Best - sbest1@elp.rr.com 

PLEASE FORWARD TO FRIENDS AFTER YOU WRITE A LETTER OR MAKE A CALL

Savannah, an elephant at the El Paso Zoo, infamous for beating Sissy the elephant in 1998, is now alone after the death of her long-time companion Mona. We are sure that Savannah, more than anyone else, is grieving her passing. While the zoo was closed each day for more than 10 hours, it was Savannah and Mona who kept each other company. It is important that during this difficult time for Savannah, choices are made in her best interest. The zoo has refused to retire Savannah, claiming she has “excellent care” at the zoo – but she doesn’t have the freedom awaiting her. Please contact the Mayor and City Council of El Paso and ask that they allow Savannah to retire to the Elephant Sanctuary (www.elephants.com) where she can roam several hundred acres, swim in the spring fed ponds, roll in the many mud pits and thrive in the company of the 7 other retired elephants, including Sissy, her old friend from El Paso who retired there 2 years ago. Savannah is nearly 50 years old and has served the public long enough…it is time for her to retire. Only through the same local and national pressure that freed Sissy can we help Savannah. Please email, fax, or call the Mayor’s office. Contact:

Mayor Caballero
Mayor@ci.el-paso.tx.us
fax 915-541-4501
Phone = 915-541-4145

Contact Concilmembers at:
Jan Sumrall
District#1@ci.el-paso.tx.us
Fax 915-541-4380

Rose Rodriguez
District#2@ci.el-paso.tx.us
Fax 915-541-4348

Larry Medina
District#3@ci.el-paso.tx.us
Fax 915-541-4258

John Cook
District#4@ci.el-paso.tx.us
Fax 915-541-4213

Dan Power
District#5@ci.el-paso.tx.us
Fax 915-541-4360

Paul Escobar
District#6@ci.el-paso.tx.us
Fax 915-541-4262

Luis Sarinana
District#7@ci.el-paso.tx.us
Fax 915-541-4134

Anthony Cobos
District#8@ci.el-paso.tx.us 
Fax 915-541-4300

For pictures of Savannah, see:
Free Savannah from the El Paso Zoo
http://www.angelfire.com/amiga/savannahtx/

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