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Catching up with Alaska's Maggie the elephant

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  • Updated: May 31, 2016
  • Published October 20, 2011

Some longtime Alaskans will occasionally wonder how Maggie -- the African elephant who spent 24 years as a resident of the Alaska Zoo -- is doing at her new home at a wildlife sanctuary in California. If this recently-uploaded video is any indication, she's doing pretty well. Maggie recently won the title of Miss TUSKany for the second year in a row, following a fundraiser known as "The Elephant Grape Stomp." The Miss TUSKany grapevine wreath goes to the elephant that receives the highest donation total -- and was promptly devoured by Maggie upon her receipt of the prize. Read about the Performing Animal Welfare Society's President and Co-founder Pat Derby and her discovery of elephants' love for grapes at the PAWS blog.