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Nov. 24: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students Raise Funds To Help Aging Dallas Zoo Elephant Land at Retirement Sanctuary

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Media Advisory:
Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students Raise Funds To Help
Aging Dallas Zoo Elephant Land at Retirement Sanctuary

Event: Carnegie Mellon University engineering students will create an elephant care card to send to Jenny the elephant. Jenny, who has worked for 22 years at the Dallas, Texas, zoo, is an aging pachyderm seeking more space. At issue, is the lack of space and the animal's loneliness, which zoo officials are addressing.

But Carnegie Mellon mechanical engineering students are sending the pesky pachyderm a handmade Thanksgiving card filled with carrots and apples to cheer her up. The card and funds will be sent to the Concerned Citizens for Jenny, who want Jenny to be moved immediately to a 2,700-acre refuge in Tennessee, which is known as a haven for troubled elephants.

"This is another example of the caring and concern our students have for a variety of efforts that impact both our lives and our natural habitat," said John Wiss, an adjunct professor in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon.   

When: Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Where: Hamerschlag Hall, C-109, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

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