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Elephants due in Pafos.

Discussion in 'Cyprus' started by dancharlie29, 10 Nov 2014.

  1. dancharlie29

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    I was at pafos zoo last Tuesday. They are were heavily advertising locally they are expecting elephants any day. All images suggested Africans were on the agenda but the on sign on the rather small enclosure said Asian?

    Does anyone have any further information on the expected elephants. :)
     
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    Has anyone seen the enclosure, either in person or in photos? I know the article says one thousand square feet, but I am terrible at judging sizes by numbers like that. My intuition says it is probably too small. In this case I think I might agree with the animal activists, although there was one flawed argument they put forth. They said the elephants will not be able to release their body heat due to the high humidity of Cypress. Umm, hello, the elephants are coming from Bangladesh and are native to tropical Asia. Do you really think a Mediterranean island has higher humidity than the forests of Southeast Asia?