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After being used by a circus in Chile for nearly six decades, Ramba, a female elephant who spent her off-hours living in a parking lot, has been transferred to a safari park, thanks to the efforts of local residents who fought for her release. Ramba is being treated by an elephant specialist in hopes that she can be made healthy enough eventually to be transferred to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. But even if she’s not up to the trip, Ramba’s days of performing stupid tricks are over.
The lame and sick elephants traveling with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus also deserve a happy ending.