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Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by pachyderm pro, 23 Aug 2016.

  1. pachyderm pro

    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member

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    as I'm sure you are all aware elephants are being phased out in zoos witch is a shame considering there so cool so what is the fate of these large pachyderms? this the list of zoos that have elephant and there care please share your opinions and correct me if needed

    san diego zoo Great
    sdwp amazing
    la zoo good
    Oregon zoo great
    Houstin zoo good
    Ft worth zoo meh
    san Antonio zoo bad
    dallas zoo amazing
    dever zoo great
    Cheyenne mountain zoo good
    Milwaukee county zoo meh (being expanded)
    lowery park zoo great
    st louis zoo great
    nc zoo amazing
    natural bridge zoo OH DEAR GOD free Asha
    zoo Atlanta good
    zoo Miami great
    Oklahoma city zoo great
    Kansas city zoo good
    hogle zoo great
    el paso zoo meh
    aubundun (bad spelling) zoo good
    Columbus zoo great
    cincinati zoo meh
    Cleveland zoo great
    toleado zoo great
    pheniox zoo good
    rosmond Gifford zoo good
    buffalo zoo bad
     
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    They're not really being phased out, although lots of zoos are no longer keeping them for various reasons such as space or incompatible climate. I haven't visited them, but from what I've seen San Antonio and Buffalo need to stop keeping elephants. An amazing one that isn't on the list is Disney's Animal Kingdom.
     
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    Who said elephants were being phased out?
     
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    You forgot Bronx which will get rid of them out after one dies
     
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    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member

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    I did not include Bronx or Santa Barbra because they have announced to phase them out. and did not include Disney because even though that's a amazing exhibit its not a zoo but still great
     
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    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member

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    well lets see

    Brookfield zoo
    Lincoln park zoo
    san Fransisco zoo
    woodland park zoo
    philidelphia zoo
    henry vilas zoo
    Nashville zoo
    niabi zoo
    Cameron park zoo
    Alaska zoo
    are just a few zoos upon 30 that phased out elephants
     
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    Weigh this against the number of zoos that have built new habitats or are building new habitats. Many of these zoos had no business keeping elephants in the first place (Niabi and Alaska). Nashville is in the process of updating their exhibit. Cameron Park still have elephants, and I've heard no plans for them to get rid of them.
     
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    AZA changed their elephant standards to say that at least 4 elephants have to be kept in a group to maintain proper social bonds, so a lot of zoos that have less than 4 elephants are sending them to other zoos (which may be what you mean by "phasing them out"). For example, that's why the 0.2 elephants from Virginia Zoo went to Zoo Miami, so now Zoo Miami has 0.4 African elephants. That doesn't mean that zoos in general, or even just in AZA, are phasing out elephants all together.
     
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    Actually this is false. The standards call for the following:

    A minimum of 3 cows, or 2 bulls, or in mixed sex groups at least 3 animals (2 bulls/1 cow or 1 bull/2 cows)
     
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    why is Disney's Animal Kingdom not a zoo? What is it? I know you're going to say "it's a theme park!" but it is still a zoo.
     
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    it is IN a theme park but its not what I would call a zoo its enclousures are amazing and looks just like Africa though personally I think its higher quality then most zoos
     
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    what is it then?
     
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    I see your point and was wrong about Cameron park but I forgot Virginia zoo Detroit zoo sacrmento zoo loisiana zoo lee Richardson zoo Jackson zoo and lion country safari also retired their elephants. they cost so much money and cold climate is also a issue few zoos can acomidate them
     
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    more of a safari in a theme park then a actual zoo
     
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    also R.I.P Ranchipour san diego zoo euthiezed him today
     
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    It's a zoo.
     
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    whatever it doesn't matter
     
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    Maryland and National zoos also still have elephants.
     
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    Nashville and Brookfield are brining back elephants
     
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    I know Nashville is. Brookfield is trying to get them back but they have said nothing official about a new exhibit as of yet.