Animal Obituaries

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2004:

Echo, 32, who survived a 1982 Irish
Republican Army bombing that killed seven horses
and four members of the British Royal guard,
died on December 18, 2003 at the Home of Rest
for Horses near Speen, Buckshire, U.K. Two
other horses survived the blast: Sefton, who
died in 1993, and Yetti, 34, who was Echo’s

Pharos, a corgi belonging to Queen
Elizabeth II, was euthanized on Dccember 23,
2003 due to injuries inflicted by Dotty, a bull
terrier belonging to Princess Anne. Dotty
previously attacked two children in Windsor in
April 2002. Princess Anne was fined £500 in for
the attack in November 2003.

Snowflake, the only known albino
gorilla, was eutahnized on November 24, 2003 at
the Barcelona Zoo, his home since his capture in
Equatorial Guinea on October 1, 1966. Snowflake
had suffered for three years from incurable skin

Jaz, 12, a lion resident at the Popcorn
Park Zoo operated by the Associated Humane
Societies of New Jersey, died on December 18 as
he was being taken to the Garden State Veterinary
Specialists clinic in Tinton Falls for diagnosis
of the loss of use of his hind legs.

Festus and Maggie, a six-year-old pair
of Asiatic black bears, escaped from the Natural
Bridge Zoo in Rockbridge County, Virginia, on
December 11. Zoo owner Karl Mogensen shot Maggie
in a neighbor’s kitchen that evening. Hunter
Doug Carnera shot Festus on December 14. Early
news reports reversed the names of the bears.

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