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Dallas Zoo Gets Approval to Bring Elephants from Swaziland


These are elephants. (Photo: Flickr/Clive Reid)
These are elephants. (Photo: Flickr/Clive Reid)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has granted a permit to bring over elephants from Swaziland. For months, the Dallas Zoo, along with zoos in Kansas and Nebraska, have been trying to get permission to bring 18 elephants to the United States — six pachyderms per zoo. The move has been contested by animal rights groups.

You can hear Harrison Edell, the senior director of living collections at the Dallas Zoo, answer questions about the effort to bring in the elephants on this episode of EarBurner.