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Where are the true conservation efforts? Killing and breeding

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Philadelphia Zoo's African elephant Bette, which with Kallie will go to a conservation center planned by the Pittsburgh Zoo.


2008-02-28 - Philadelphia, United States , Marianne Bessey, Friends of Philly Zoo Elephants

Just last month, the Philadelphia Zoo confirmed plans to breed its two younger African elephants as part of continuing "elephant-conservation efforts" and estimated costs of a new elephant exhibit at $27 million. This week, South African officials announced that thousands of African elephants would be killed starting May 1 to reduce an alleged overpopulation of elephants in that country.



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