Quirks and Quarks | Dec 13, 2008 | 8:06

Captive Elephants

There's been a long-standing debate about whether zoos are a good thing or not for elephants. On one hand, captive animals don't have to deal with food shortages, disease or drought; on the other hand, they're often separated from their family group, put in a relatively confined space and moved from one zoo to the next.

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