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1605, 2024

Los Angeles City Council Orders Reports on Elephant Deaths at L.A. Zoo

By |May 16th, 2024|

The L.A. City Council voted on Wednesday to direct the Los Angeles Zoo to submit a report within 30 days regarding the recent death of two Asian Elephants. The item was brought to the council by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and passed 14-0. The council is seeking information from the zoo about the recent deaths of elephants Jewel and Shaunzi and the zoo’s compliance or non-compliance with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) standards of elephant care. Animal rights groups have been advocating for the closure of the zoo’s elephant exhibit and the release of the elephants to sanctuaries.

Los Angeles City Council Orders Reports on Elephant Deaths at L.A. Zoo

By |May 16th, 2024|

The L.A. City Council voted on Wednesday to direct the Los Angeles Zoo to submit a report within 30 days regarding the recent death of two Asian Elephants. The item was brought to the council by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and passed 14-0. The council is seeking information from the zoo about the recent deaths of elephants Jewel and Shaunzi and the zoo’s compliance or non-compliance with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) standards of elephant care. Animal rights groups have been advocating for the closure of the zoo’s elephant exhibit and the release of the elephants to sanctuaries.

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