The lives of elephants in zoos typically are far shorter than their 70-year life expectancy. More than half of the 76 elephants who have died at AZA-accredited facilities since 2000 never even reached the age of 40.Following is a list of elephants who have died at AZA-accredited zoos from 2000 to the present (excluding newborns and infants under the age of 2).
Elephants breed poorly in captivity and experience high infant mortality. Following is a list of newborn and infant (under the age of 2) elephant deaths at AZA-accredited facilities from 2000 to the present.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.