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San Andreas, CA — A 29-year-old elephant has died at a wildlife sanctuary in San Andreas.

The Performing Animal Wildlife Sanctuary (P.A.W.S.) reports that Sabu, an Asian Bull, passed away this week. Pathologists from U.C. Davis determined that Sabu had been suffering from “severe arthritis in multiple joints.”

Sabu was born at Portland Zoo in 1982 and he became a circus elephant in 1984. In 2010 he was retired and transferred to PAWS. The barn, habitat and pool where Sabu stayed were funded by a foundation created by former television host Bob Barker.

Sabu was described by the sanctuary as a “Gentle Giant.”