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Construction halted on L.A. Zoo elephant exhibit

Published 12/05/08

After weeks of impassioned and lengthy debates over elephants and whether the world's largest land mammals still belong in the Los Angeles Zoo, supporters and critics alike got only a tentative verdict Wednesday: The City Council halted construction of the zoo's controversial $42-million elephant exhibit but did not outright kill it.

Born Free USA united with API believes passionately that wildlife belongs in the wild. Indeed, our UK-based partner, the Born Free Foundation, originated as a campaign specifically to get elephants out of zoos.

Construction halted on Los Angeles Zoo elephant exhibit
Carla Hall
Los Angeles Times

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