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After difficult lessons, Oakland Zoo a leader in elephant welfare

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    Like zoos everywhere, the Oakland Zoo’s elephants lived under harsh conditions that included chains, electrical shocks and sharp pokers called bullhooks intended to control Earth’s largest land animal. [...] the Oakland Zoo has become a national pioneer in elephant welfare. Last year, the zoo helped purchase a 5,000-acre ranch in rural Tehama County — one of the few places with terrain and ... More...