Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hats off to Bronx Zoo

A real role model for other zoos

I quote from an article on 'Elephant Crakup?' which appeared in NY Times this morning.

Bronx Zoo, one of the oldest and most formidable zoos in the country, had announced that upon the death of the zoo’s three current elephant inhabitants, Patty, Maxine and Happy, it would phase out its elephant exhibit on social-behavioral grounds — an acknowledgment of a new awareness of the elephant’s very particular sensibility and needs

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