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Second elephant dies at Indianapolis Zoo

The 8-year-old elephant started showing symptoms similar to elephant Nyah, who died March 19 after a short illness.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — A second African elephant has died at the Indianapolis Zoo.

The elephant is suspected to have endotheliotropic herpesviris, which is rare in elephants. EEHV is a virus, which can cause a highly fatal hemorrhagic disease when transmitted to young elephants.

Kalina (Source: Indianapolis Zoo)

"The Indianapolis Zoo is deeply saddened to announce that a second African elephant in the herd, Kalina, has died," zoo officials wrote in a release.

The 8-year-old elephant started showing symptoms similar to elephant Nyah, who died March 19 after a short illness.

The zoo will hold a news conference regarding the death at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Video courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo.