Toronto Zoo and Toronto City Councillors: Keep Iringa, Toka & Thika in Toronto or send them to an AZA  facility
  • Petitioned Toronto Zoo CEO John Tracogna

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Toronto Zoo CEO John Tracogna
Councillor for Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest
Councillor Michelle Berardinetti

Toronto Zoo and Toronto City Councillors: Keep Iringa, Toka & Thika in Toronto or send them to an AZA facility

    1. peter kikic
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      peter kikic

      oshawa, Canada

Animal activists and Bob Barker well known for his immense knowledge of elephants (implied sarcasm) are arguing that Iringa, Toka & Thika need to be sent to a non profit in California for health reasons, this is bunk. The keepers who know them best and serve as surrogate family to these animals have been not been allowed to give their input. The decision rests in the hands of city councillors who do not in fact have degrees in zoology or experience working understandings of animal behaviour. These elephants were brought to Toronto at young ages after suffering the trauma of being separated from their families. They have spent their entire adolescent and adult lives in Toronto and are now entering old age the process of moving them to California and facing the trauma of all they have ever known and removal their surrogate families will cause them a lot of stress weakening their immune systems. Tell Toronto City councillors that experts should be allowed to decide whether they stay in Toronto or at the very least go to an accredited facility not not uneducated elected officials who seek only to appease the masses.

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    2. Save the Elephants at the Toronto Zoo Blog

      peter kikic
      Petition Organizer

      Save The Elephants at Toronto Zoo

      Toka is a 42 year-old female African Bush elephant. She was born in the wild of Mozambique in 1970. In Sep-1974, she arrived at the Toronto Zoo. (shown in photo at left) Iringa is a 43 year-old female African Bush elephant. She was born in the wild of Mozambique in 1969.

    3. Toronto Zoo delays elephant move over TB concerns

      peter kikic
      Petition Organizer

      Toronto Zoo delays elephant move over TB concerns

      The Toronto Zoo board did plenty of trumpeting Tuesday over delays in moving their three African elephants to a California sanctuary.

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      • 5 months ago

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    • Maggie Calloway MISSION, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      It is the decent thing to do to send them to a AZA facility

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    • Melanie Webb FREDERICTON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I don't think these animals should be ripped from the only safe home they've known so city councillors can appease some people, who also do not know what they're talking about. It is not their place to decide when they have no knowledge of what they're deciding on.

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    • Aaron Totton LACHINE, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      We asked the zookeeper about this issue last time we visited the zoo. He seemed quite upset. The zoo was in the process of vetting different option for the elephants and the city council didn't take into account any of the work they had done and just voted to send them to California. The zoo is concerned that several elephants there have been diagnosed with Tuberculosis, they are not accreditied by AZA and they are against breeding of the elephants so they will not be in a family atmosphere but only with older sick and dying elephants.

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    • peter kikic OSHAWA, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago
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