This is Winky, and Asian elephant that was sent from the Detroit Zoo to the Performing Animal Welfare Society's elephant sanctuary. The Zoo concluded that they could not properly house these large animals and made the humane decision to send them to a sanctuary. They made a decision that most zoos should make but do not. Most zoos are ill equipped to house these intelligent beings, who, in the wild, roam maybe 30 plus miles a day in matriarchal herds. They are social animals and zoos cannot meet their physical and social needs.
August 3rd, 2012
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