CZAAWE Resource Article

Do Elephants Belong in Zoos?
Publication Type 
Journal Article
Year of publication 
2006
Authors 
Publication/Journal 
BioScience
Abstract 
Zoos and animal welfare advocates differ over elephants in captivity. Critics say zoos lack space to house elephants. Zoos argue that they are expanding and improving exhibits, and that elephants live better in captivity than in the wild with disease, drought, habitat loss, poaching, and conflicts with people.