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By: SARAH V SCHWEIG

Good News in South America: This Zoo Just Decided To Send All Its Elephants To A Sanctuary

The Dodo

Asian Elephant Tamy went from the circus to the zoo — and soon he'll be on his way to Latin America's first elephant sanctuary. Credit: Junia Machado/Santuário de Elefantes Brasil

For years, the Mendoza Zoological Park in Argentina was widely known as the place where Arturo, a polar bear, languished in scorching heat before finally passing away — but now things are changing drastically.

 

This week, the zoo, which just got a new director, decided to give all four of its elephants to South America's first elephant sanctuary, Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, which just opened in October.

Asian elephant family Pocha, Tamy and Guillermina, as well as African elephant Kenia, are going to say goodbye to zoo life — just as soon as the sanctuary can build habitats for them.

Read more: https://www.thedodo.com/mendoza-zoo-elephants-sanctuary-brazil-2160780048.html

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