Title: Kashin’s health issues too much to bear
Author: Vaimoana Tapaleao
Date finished: Tuesday 25th August 2009
This article is about a memorable elephant in the zoo that passed away at the age of 40 yesterday (24th August 2009). Kashin was a very inspiring female elephant who encouraged many young children to save and increase the marketing rate in the ASB banks around New Zealand. The zoo will be closing for the day to respect and remember the memories of Kashin. Even the ASB marketing manager Paul Gleeson could remember the day Kashin flew from Asia to New Zealand, worried about his elephant as the pilot was performing a “crash landing”.
I think that the upsetting news of a well known elephant in New Zealand, will affect many children especially past and present Auckland zoo keepers who have looked after Kashin. I agree with this because as Kashin has been exposed to the public of being an inspiration to young New Zealand children. Elephants have been the star attraction of the Auckland zoo in the past 80 years.
I found this article very interesting because Kashin was a very inspirational elephant, that most children in Auckland visit her and do different activities e.g. riding or walking with her. But now that Kashin is gone, the auckland zoo director has planned to invite a herd of elephants from asia but finding it difficult to find money during the recesion.