Television icon concerned about elephant

A former television game show host who has accused the City of Edmonton of “torturing” Lucy the elephant by housing her alone in the Valley Zoo is hoping to make his case to city councillors in person.

EDMONTON — A former television game show host who has accused the City of Edmonton of “torturing” Lucy the elephant by housing her alone in the Valley Zoo is hoping to make his case to city councillors in person.

Bob Barker, the 85-year-old television icon who served as the host of The Price is Right game show for three decades before retiring in 2007, is planning a trip to Edmonton next month, CTV reported Friday.

He told the network that he plans to travel from Los Angeles to meet with Edmonton city councillors to discuss his concerns.

“I wanted to meet with the council in session and they wouldn’t allow it,” he said.

“But these two members of the council said they would arrange a luncheon at which they would have as many members of the council there as possible,” Barker said.

And while supporters are doing what they can to push the issue, Barker admits he knows very little about the city that Lucy lives in.

“I know nothing about Edmonton really and I’m sure it’s a fine city. Isn’t that where (Wayne) Gretzky first played hockey?”, said Barker.

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