The Los Angeles Zoo‘s oldest elephant is poised to live out her remaining days at an animal sanctuary in central California after years of lobbying by animal activists for her retirement to a preserve.

Activists have long pressed officials to retire Ruby to a sanctuary, saying elephants simply don‘t have enough space at the zoo.

Ruby will be moved to the Performing Animal Welfare Society Elephant Sanctuary in San Andreas, southeast of Sacramento, the mayor‘s statement said. The sanctuary sits on 75 acres with a lake and mud holes. The mayor‘s office said it would most likely take two to three weeks to complete the move.

“I am delighted that Ruby is going to the PAWS sanctuary, where she will live a near as normal elephant life as possible as long as she is in captivity,” the retiring game show host and animal rights activist told The Associated Press by phone.