Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs, CO)
Missy is approximately 54 years old. She was captured from an unknown location in Africa in 1971 when she was approximately two years old and imported to the US in 1976. She spent several months at the no-longer-operational Largo Wild Life Preserve in Largo, Maryland. She was then transferred to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2006, when Missy was 36 years old, she was transferred to the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kansas as part of an Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) breeding arrangement. In 2015, she was transferred to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo along with Lou Lou. She is blind in her left eye and receives injections for arthritis. She is the oldest elephant at the zoo.
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