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Mali’s bones to be preserved for public viewing

Ghio Ong - The Philippine Star
Mali�s bones to be preserved for public viewing
The Department of Tourism, Culture, and Arts of Manila expressed grief over the loss of the Philippines' lone elephant Vishwa Ma'ali, popularly known as Mali, on November 28, 2023.
Facebook / Department of Tourism, Culture, and Arts of Manila

MANILA, Philippines — The bones of Mali, the elephant that became the main attraction at the Manila Zoo, will be preserved for free, according to an official of the city government.

“Someone approached Mayor Honey Lacuna to perform taxidermy for Mali at no cost to the city government,” Manila city council minority leader Councilor Salvador Philip Lacuna said.

He said the company that offered to perform the taxidermy, which is the art of stuffing dead animals with a special material so they can be displayed, is a “reputable taxidermist.”

“Not only Mali’s bones but her body would also be preserved and be displayed for public viewing,” Lacuna said.

He said the process would take about one year to finish.

Mali’s internal organs have been buried.

The elephant succumbed to congestive heart failure and pancreatic cancer on Nov. 28.

Lacuna and Second District Councilor Numero Lim filed resolutions honoring Mali, the orphaned elephant sent by Sri Lanka to the Philippine government in 1981.

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