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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.

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  • Montemalone

    At least these elephants have a chance at a life here. Poachers and trophy hunters are killing elephants daily. It would be nice if they could live free, but that’s not possible. The preserve they’re on now wants to cull them.