https://phys.org/news/2019-08-wild-elephants-zoos-closer.html UN Bans Sending Baby Elephants from Wild to Zoos and Circuses Bloomberg - Are you a robot? So Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Namibia will soon be forbidden from selling wild elephants to international zoos. Here's what I think: Pros: -No splitting of elephant families -No chance of elephants going to substandard conditions (not that all zoos are bad for elephants, but considering that state of some zoos in US and China it was sadly an obvious possibility) -No cruelty from the moment the elephants are captured to when they reach their final destination Cons: -No new blood potentially improving the captive gene pool -What if there's another drought and a group of elephants need to somehow leave the area? The elephants that went to Dallas, San Diego, Omaha, Wichita, and Tampa in 2003 (Tampa and SD) and 2015 (Dallas, Omaha, & Wichita) were all threatened with culling due to overcrowding and competition for resources with rhinos. What do my fellow Zoochatters think?