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UTAH ZOO ENDS ELEPHANT KEEPING

Hogle Zoo, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced plans to "pause its continuous care of elephants." At the time of the announcement, the zoo's two remaining elephants are Christie, 36, and Zuri, 13, who are mother and daughter.


Hogle Zoo stated that the two elephants "will move to another Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo where opportunities for them to grow their family may increase." The release explained that Hogle Zoo has struggled to get Zuri pregnant through artificial insemination from imported male elephant sperm, and that it would be too difficult to bring a male elephant to Utah.


Read the AZA press release here.



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