Edmonton Valley Zoo turns down coat for aging elephant Lucy
The Edmonton Valley Zoo's lone elephant will not get a chance to try on a winter coat from a group concerned about her well-being.
Zoo spokeswoman Debi Winwood says Lucy doesn't need the coat, which Winwood says is more like a blanket.
She says it will be donated to an elephant orphanage in Africa or Asia.
Animal rights groups have been after the zoo for years to move the aging Lucy from a climate they say is too harsh for her.
The zoo says Lucy has been examined by a veterinarian and deemed too sick to travel because of respiratory troubles.