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Comedian Lily Tomlin to speak out for Jenny the elephant

October 13, 2008

Lily TomlinAward-winning comedian Lily Tomlin, in Dallas to advocate that the city's lone elephant be moved to a sanctuary in Tennessee, will speak to SMU students at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Room 133 of Fondren Science Building.

Ms. Tomlin, who has repeatedly spoken out on behalf of Jenny, works with Concerned Citizens for Jenny to advocate that the aging elephant be allowed to retire to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn. The sanctuary is a 2,700-acre habitat that specializes in the rehabilitation and healing of troubled and ailing elephants like Jenny.

During her 40-year career, Ms. Tomlin has won two Tonys, two  Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards,  plus the Mark Twain Prize for American humor.

Related Link:
The Dallas Morning News: Dallas Zoo gets $5 million donation for exhibit that will house Jenny the elephant

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