A Little Rock Zoo elephant that was 62 years old has died, officials said in a statement on Sunday.
The zoo will be closed today to remove the elephant named Jewell from the exhibit, according to the news release.
Jewell was struggling to stand early Sunday morning, the release states. Zoo staff worked to help Jewell stand using a large crane and harness, but Jewell could not stand without assistance.
The zoo's veterinarian and elephant staff evaluated Jewell's condition and decided to euthanize her, officials said.
The life expectancy for a female Asian elephant living in a zoo is 49.6, the release states.
Jewell was donated to the Little Rock Zoo in 2011 by the Ringling Brothers Center for Elephant Conservation.