She informs us of the problems going on in zoos across the nation very similar to this one. Her main claim to all of this is that zoos must change the concept of how elephants are kept in captivity, starting with how much space we allot them. She also gives us an answer as to how this can be fixed. She says some zoos.
Some zoos have begun to reevaluate their ability to house elephants, after deaths of several elephants in 2004. They have begun to send surviving elephants to a sanctuary in California. And by doing this the elephants are thriving.
She makes some alarming statistics on how life is cut dramatically short for elephants confined in the zoos environment. That elephants that die at 39 years of age, are decades early from their life potential and are shorted o the opportunity of bearing children.
She finishes by saying zoos have the opportunity to overcome its troubled animal care history. The zoo should do right by the elephants and the public should demand nothing less.
My response to this article is that zoos should consider the treatments that elephants receive. This article was a definite eye opener for me. I had no idea that elephants had such a difficult time adapting to the life in an enclosed environment. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that I always expected and thought that all animals had it better in the zoo then they would have outside. Having professionals taking care of them all day every day....