elephants in Copenhagen-zoo-CC-Finn Frode

The Oakland Zoo has become a national pioneer in elephant welfare, especially because it helped revolutionize the way these large animals are cared for in captivity.

“The Oakland Zoo speaks up for elephants at every turn. And most of their investment has nothing to do with the display of elephants — it’s for the species as a whole,” said Deniz Bolbol of Humanity Through Education, a Redwood City group that advocates for the welfare of circus animals. “The Oakland Zoo has really become one of the most progressive zoos in the country.”

(READ the story from the San Francisco Chronicle)

Photo credit: Finn Frode (CC license) / Story tip by Mike McGinley

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