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By: Pauline Bax
From: Bloomberg.com

Chinese, U.S. Zoos Face Ban on Buying Wild African Elephants

Zoos and circuses in the U.S. and China may soon be barred from buying African elephants that have been captured in the wild.

A vote at the 18th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in favor of limiting international trade in the animals will change current regulation that allow four southern African nations - Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa - to sell their elephants to zoos and wildlife parks on other continents.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-19/chinese-u-s-zoos-face-ban-on-buying-wild-african-elephants

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