Zoo Board Votes to Send Elephants to Friendlier Facilities
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Zoo Board Votes to Send Elephants to Friendlier Facilities

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After debating most of today, Toronto’s Zoo Board has decided to close down the longstanding elephant exhibit and relocate our three remaining elephants—Toka, Iringa, and Thika—to a more suitable habitat. Debate about the elephants’ future has been raging for a while, with many feeling that Toronto’s cold climate, combined with the relatively small enclosure the elephants were provided, made us not as ideal a home for the beloved animals as generations of zoo-goers might wish. Finding a suitable home and arranging the move will take some planning, and won’t be happening immediately—we will have up to two years to bid our friends goodbye, staff are predicting.

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