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U.S. Zoos Want to Import Wild Elephants from Swaziland

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Join The Rumble! We recently announced that three U.S. zoos are trying to import 18 wild elephants from Swaziland, a small, monarchy-run kingdom in Southern Africa. U.S. zoos are once again raiding the wild for elephants to put on display. The Dallas Zoo in Texas, Omaha Zoo in Nebraska, and Sedgwick County Zoo in […]

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One or One Hundred Thousand Too Many

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Another Tragic Victim of Trophy Hunting Greed On Oct. 8 of this year, near Zimbabwe’s southern Gonarezhou National Park, another exceptionally majestic elephant was gunned down and killed for no reason, other than the profound self-serving greed of an unnamed German hunter who paid $61,000 to end a thriving and exceptional bull male elephant’s life. […]

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2015 Elephant Summit Summary

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  Plus, View New Elephant PSA! IDA’s Elephant and Cetacean Scientist, Dr. Toni Frohoff, just returned from three pachyderm-packed days at the Elephant Summit in Wyoming, September 27-29. This year, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival began with a laser-sharp focus on elephant conservation and brought out some of the best and brightest elephant specialists […]

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18 African Elephants Destined for US Zoos

by Caroline Saxon

  Three US zoos have just announced a ‘Conservation Partnership’ with Swaziland officials to relocate 18 African elephants to the Dallas Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas, and the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Nebraska. These three AZA accredited zoos, now working in partnership with each other, have applied for permits for the import. […]