Indu Suffering Zoochosis and Infection at Phoenix Zoo

On a welfare check that CWI conducted on February 19 at Phoenix Zoo, we witnessed 53 year old Asian elephant Indu exhibiting zoochosis while alone in her exhibit. The temperatures that day began in only in the 30s and did not exceed 45 degrees by the time we left two hours later. During that period, we observed a docent instructing a school group about Indu and the elephant exhibit. Upon an inquiry from a student about Indu's incessant swaying, the docent lied to the students telling them "we don't know for sure why elephants do that." In actual fact, just three days after our visit, the Phoenix Zoo announced that Indu was suffering from some type of infection, which they reported on Februar

Royal Hanneford Circus Cruelty

Circus cruelty continues even after Ringling has closed! At a recent circus performance in Wisconsin, Royal Hanneford Circus forced elephants Lulu, Zola, and Chang to give rides in a crowded, noisy circus arena. Multiple passengers were piled on their backs, while notorious animal abuser Tim Frisco walks them around in a circle. It should be obvious to ANY observer that this isn't a normal, natural, or desirable situation for elephants, and that a massive safety concern exists for anyone in the arena. Had just one of the elephants decided to "fall out of line" numerous individuals could have been trampled and killed within a matter of minutes. How many times have we seen tragic accidents occ

Zoo Incidents, January 2019

Two-year-old child, mother injured during hands-on rhino encounter at Brevard Zoo (link) Leopard escapes enclosure, still on the loose at Bengal Safari in India (link) Three antelope die, two in critical condition after allegations of neglect at Islamabad Zoo (link) 15-foot-long python escapes zoo, kills and eats numerous birds from family’s farm (link) Three-year-old bongo dies after c-section to deliver calf at Virginia Zoo (link) Escaped pelicans return to zoo after seven months of freedom (link) Horse euthanized after slip and fall on ice at Minnesota Zoo (link) Two zookeepers attacked by leopard after cage door left open at Al Ain Zoo (link) Volunteer bitten by orangutan at Jungle Isla

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