The Toronto Zoo Agrees to Close Its Elephant Exhibit

November 2011

The Toronto Zoo agreed to close its elephant exhibit and send the elephants to a sanctuary. The elephants—Iringa, Toka, and Thika—will spend the rest of their days roaming with other retired elephants at California’s spacious Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary.

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