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Study Finds Elephants In Zoos Live Shorter Lives

A study comparing over 4,500 elephants revealed that zoo life may be harmful to elephant health. Georgia J. Mason, professor at University of Guelph in Ontario and lead researcher on the Science study, explains the findings and discusses what zoos can do to keep elephants healthy.


Georgia J. Mason, professor, Canada research chair in animal welfare, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

Paul Boyle, senior vice president for conservation and education, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Silver Spring, Md.

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