Five elephant calves captured from the wild in Zimbabwe have been saved from a life of misery in Chinese zoos.
Due to campaigning from the Asia for Animals coalition in partnership with Zimbabwe animal welfare and conservation organisations, the elephant calves have been sent to the Umfurudzi national park where they will be rehabilitated for a life in the wild instead of experiencing a life of misery in a Chinese zoo/safari park.
This victory is somewhat bittersweet, as sadly four additional wild caught elephant calves arrived into China in November 2012. One of these has already died. Asia for Animals coalition members are offering advice and support to the zoos housing the remaining three elephants in the hope that we can improve their living conditions.