Zoo Life Shortens Elephant Lives in Europe, Study Says

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In this National Geographic News article, read about a new report that asserts that elephants in European zoos are often in ill health, endure considerable stress, and have a much shorter life than their counterparts in the wild. The report by the UK's Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals calls for wide-ranging changes in the way captive elephants are treated. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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