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OUTRAGEOUS Defying Regulations, San Antonio Zoo Will Keep Last Remaining Elephant Alone Until She Dies


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Kelly
- 60 days ago - thedodo.com
According to a new rule established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), by 2016 all elephants in captivity must be housed with at least two others like themselves to "mimic the social group status in the wild."



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Comments

Julie E. (345)
Friday July 18, 2014, 12:01 pm
Calling the elephant weird. That's why she should not be moved? Obviously we all know that they need to abide by the regulations but hopefully she will be forced to get relocated way before 2016 when they, blah..., "re-enforce" it.

Thank you Kelly. Shared.

"She's never been kind of a herd elephant. She's always been kind of a weird elephant that would rather be alone or with people than other elephants," says McCusker. "That's really the philosophy and science behind why we have kept her."
 

Julie E. (345)
Friday July 18, 2014, 12:02 pm

"enforce"
 

Lone F. (32)
Friday July 18, 2014, 12:23 pm
Maybe this is the actual reason that this zoo does not want to change things: "There is another reason that the zoo might be hesitant to send Lucky off to live among other elephants — she’s still such a big draw for paying visitors." Shame on San Antonio Zoo. Thanks Kelly!
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:22 pm
Bastards. What can we do?? Thx Kelly
 

Mary Cromley (102)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:51 am
The zoo's comments are ridiculous. Lucky is not too old to be moved. She should be re-homed somewhere where she can live out her remaining years in the company of other elephants. She may not be overly social, but she would thrive with companionship.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 8:27 am
Texas once again shows its compassion for animals. That poor Elephant is gorgeous and normal, like all normal animals she needs to be with her own.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 10:41 am
noted, thanks
 

Ken O. (56)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 2:32 pm
I'm furious, what can be done? How can the zoo's administrator keep his job? Who can we notify of this blatant animal cruelty?
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 4:02 pm
Noted. So cruel and inhumane.
 

Janet R. (34)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 4:15 pm
Not fair, Raju was just moved to a sanctuary and he is 50 so their argument is just hot air. The zoo should be changed with animal cruelty.
 

Ana MESNER (198)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 9:38 pm
Horrible, thank you Kelly.
 

Bill and Katie D. (78)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 11:14 pm
Thank you Kelly
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 12:58 am
Noted - and just how is it that no organisation can help this poor elephant - this is unbelievable - we need to rise up and bombard this place, attack them relentlessly, hold them to bloody ransom if needs be so that this poor elephant can be released. I get so damned angry that if these bastards were in front of me I would put on steel tipped shoes and kick them to death!
 

KAREN G. (232)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 7:56 pm
Noted thank you Kelly
 

jennifer anderson (6)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 12:03 pm
I live in San Antonio and I quit going to the zoo specifically because of Lucky. The elephant area is the same as I remember it from over 35 years ago. That is no way for any animal to have to live... especially sweet Lucky. I am ashamed of this city. Goes to say the kill rate for dogs and cats are horrifying as well. This city needs to learn about compassion. :(
 
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