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The Calgary Zoo has a responsibilty to care for and improve the lives of these elephants.
There are options available which do not include relocation from the zoos collection, we do not need to risk the lives of these elephants. We could invest in their future and the future of their species by creating a new environment at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre (a space of over 300 acres).
Climate is not the only factor in elephant welfare, and should not be a deciding factor in the fates of these elephants. With a proper enclosure, Calgary climate can be better for these elephants than a city with extreme heat.
Relocation to another zoo is risky, elephant transfers and introductions to new herds are high stress, and it is possible that the elephants will not survive it. It is estimated that there are fewer than 35 000 Asian elephants, far too few to risk these individuals
While there have been recent disappointments, The Calgary Zoo has made significant contributions to elephant conservation, and can continue to do so.
The people of Calgary are invested in the lives and welfare of these animals. We want what is best for them, and we think that The Calgary Zoo has the potential to provide it.