Brookfield Zoo mourns death of elephant

May 15, 2009 2:52:17 PM PDT
The Chicago Zoological Society announced the death of Affie, a 40-year-old African elephant at Brookfield Zoo on Friday afternoon.Despite the staff's efforts to assist the 10,400-pound elephant, Affie died on Friday surrounded by her zookeepers.

At 40 years old, Affie was one of the oldest elephants in North America. She was one of the zoo's most popular animals with guests.