African Elephant Lies Down, Dies Unexpectedly At Zoo Miami

Officials at Zoo Miami shocked after an 44-year-old African Elephant suddenly died Tuesday afternoon.

The zoo says Lisa had been under observation for more than a month after being found lying down and unable to get up. 

Lisa arrived at Zoo Miami in April 2016 from the Virginia Zoo. 

"This is a very difficult time for the Zoo Miami family, as well as the staff and volunteers at the Virginia Zoo where Lisa had lived for nearly 40 years," staff said in a Facebook post. 

Lisa will undergo an extensive necropsy to determine the cause of death, according to zoo staff. 

The results of those tests will not be known for several weeks.

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