Toronto is the new battleground re elephants in zoos
For the past year and a half, a fierce battle has raged over whether three African elephants should stay in their decades-old home at the Toronto Zoo. CBC Network’s Fifth Estate program documents the debate over elephants in zoos in Canada and suggests pressure from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums may be delaying the process.
Many of the world’s best-known facilities have already retired their elephants or announced their intention to do so, including the London and Edinburgh zoos in Britain, Bronx Zoo in New York and the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and after four decades of housing elephants, earlier this year the Calgary Zoo decided to move its elephant herd to another facility within the next five years.
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