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Zimbabwe baby elephants saved

Posted: 22 January 2013. Updated: 22 January 2013


Fantastic News: Five baby elephants removed from their mothers and destined for China have been returned to the wild!

The Zimbabwe National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ZNSPCA) has secured the release of the elephant calves, captured in the Hwange National Park and originally scheduled for trade with a zoo in China.

Late last year, four young elephants from the wild in Zimbabwe were exported to China. One of the elephants died soon after arrival at the Taiyuan Zoo.

Last week, news broke of reported plans to send another 14 elephants to China. The five elephant calves rescued this weekend were part of this larger trade agreement between Zimbabwe and China.

Our thanks to all ADI supporters who responded to our call to flood the Zimbabwean Embassy with letters to block the move.

Click here to read more about the release of the elephant calves.

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