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Perth Zoo is preparing to farewell a jumbo icon.

Tricia the elephant’s health is rapidly deteriorating and her keepers fear she only has days left.

In January, Tricia celebrated her 65th birthday with crowds of people.

Tricia the elephant's health is rapidly deteriorating and her keepers fear she only has days left.
Tricia the elephant’s health is rapidly deteriorating and her keepers fear she only has days left. (9News)
Tricia arrived in Western Australia as a six-year-old from Vietnam in 1963.
Tricia arrived in Western Australia as a six-year-old from Vietnam in 1963. (9News)

Tricia arrived in Western Australia as a six-year-old from Vietnam in 1963.

The elephant, who was named after a Miss Australia winner, has charmed and entertained Perth crowds ever since.

Her artwork is well known and popular.

The funds from every purchase go towards protecting the endangered Sumatran elephants.

The elephant, who was named after a Miss Australia winner, has charmed and entertained Perth crowds ever since.
The elephant, who was named after a Miss Australia winner, has charmed and entertained Perth crowds ever since. (9News)
Tricia the elephant's artwork is well known and popular.
Tricia the elephant’s artwork is well known and popular. (9News)

“She knows how to take a piece of your heart and she doesn’t return it,” elephant keeper Kristy Carey said.

“There’s going to be a huge hole missing when she does go.”

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It will be the end of an era for Perth Zoo when Tricia does pass away.

The two younger elephants will be re-homed to other zoos and the enclosure will be no more.

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