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Elephants to be Kept Together in Retirement

January 25, 2012 · By Angela Render

An elderly elephant pair gets to move together after animal rights activists and celebrity Bob Barker raised community awareness that one of the two, Connie, would be relocated to Elephant Odyssey, a refuge for older elephants. Originally, Connie would have moved alone, but thanks to community concern, her companion of 26 years, Shaba, will now move with her.

It’s nice to know that people are not only recognizing the complex social and emotional aspects of elephants, but are acting upon that knowledge and doing things in the elephants’ best interest.

Here’s the full story in the San Diego Union-Tribune

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