The Philadelphia Zoo confirmed plans to breed its two younger African elephants as part of continuing “elephant-conservation efforts” and estimated costs of a new elephant exhibit at $27 million. This week, South African officials announced that thousands of African elephants would be killed starting May 1 to reduce an alleged overpopulation.

Read the full text of this op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

2 Responses to “Where are the true conservation efforts?”

  1. Vay on 20 Jul 2008 at 5:55 pm #

    Isn’t this the “Friends of WOODLAND PARK ZOO Elephants”??? What does Philadelphia have do to with anything? Shouldn’t this be on a different page where people might actually be interested in reading it?

  2. admin on 20 Jul 2008 at 6:04 pm #

    This article was posted to our “Other zoo elephant news” category, which is intended for news articles about elephants in other zoos. Our readers enjoy knowing what is happening in AZA zoos throughout the country since it relates to our efforts here in Seattle.

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