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Elephant Friends Need Your Help More Than Ever!

November 25, 2011
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Please help Connie and Shaba

From IDA

After a short discussion that allowed for no public comment, the Tucson City Council has decided to leave the fate of elephants Connie and Shaba in the hands of the Reid Park Zoo. This virtually assures that the elephants’ 30-year bond will be shattered when Asian elephant Connie is sent to the San Diego Zoo early next year.

Reid Park Zoo elephantsTucson city council members have received over 16,000 emails opposing the zoo’s plan to separate Connie and Shaba, yet during the city council session the focus was placed on the zoo’s new elephant program and not on the welfare of these two elephants.

Connie and Shaba have been together at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson since 1982 when Connie was 15 and Shaba was just 2. They have been deeply bonded since the day they were first brought together.

The zoo plans to send Asian elephant Connie to the San Diego Zoo. It will bring a group of African elephants (a bull and two females with calves) to the Reid Park Zoo from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and try to integrate Shaba with them. There is no guarantee that she will integrate with the group; if not, Shaba would be moved to another zoo. There is also a chance that she could be injured during the introduction process; just last week one elephant attacked and killed another elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Send a message to Tucson’s mayor and council members. Urge them to re-visit this issue and explore compassionate options that would preserve Connie and Shaba’s lifelong bond, including sending them to a sanctuary. Please be sure to personalize your message as much as possible to make it more effective.

Submitting this form will e-mail your comments to:

All Tucson, Arizona City Council members
Mayor Bob Walkup
The City Clerk


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Athena Hogue permalink
    November 25, 2011 7:20 pm

    I hope everyone will send a letter…how can they even THINK of separating a 30-year-bonded-pair of elephants???

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  2. Karen Lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 26, 2011 3:59 am

    Treat all others
    As you wish
    To be treated,
    Or you are no
    More than an
    Expletive, deleted

    Like

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