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In 2006, Anchorage Zoo in Alaska became the world's first zoo ton have a purpose built treadmill designed for an elephant.
The elephant's name was Maggie, and she had arrived at the zoo in 1983 as an infant when her herd in Kruger National Park in South Africa was culled.
She joined Annabelle, an Asian elephant almost 20 years older than herself.
In December 1997, Annabelle died at the age 33 of a chronic foot infection, leaving Maggie alone.
Maggie then started putting on weight and the treadmill was designed as part of a diet and exercise programme.