Over time, they noticed April’s mobility decline, prompting them to re-evaluate her condition and leading to “the determination that euthanasia was the humane and appropriate course of action,” the park said.

Her body was taken to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where it will be examined. She will be cremated and her ashes returned to the park.

“The loss of an animal as loved as her will be felt in our community, around the country and across the world,” Mr. Patch said.

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