Toronto Zoo Elephants

Canada's Animals Deserve the Five Freedoms

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ziyaad Mia

It's time to rethink our relationship with animals. We can begin by demanding effective laws from our governments guaranteeing the Five Freedoms for all animals in Canada. By doing this, animals may begin to become visible to us; they may matter.

Anyone Want To Buy A Zoo?

CBC | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada

Mayor Rob Ford is in favour of selling the Toronto Zoo, preferably at a profit for the taxpayers. "I'd love to see us sell the zoo and mak...

Don't Pack Your Trunk Just Yet

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Wrangling over the transfer of three aging elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a wildlife sanctuary in California persisted Tuesday with each ...

California All The Way For Toronto Elephants

CP | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada

LOS ANGELES -- For elephants to fly, you have to do more than load trunks on a plane. Pat Derby, co-founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Societ...

The Toronto Zoo's Elephants Won't Forget

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The system is being foiled in the case of the proposed and agreed upon plan to send the Toronto Zoo's three remaining African elephants to an elephant sanctuary in California run by PAWS. To some, it seems a predictable case of the bureaucracy -- i.e.: the zoo people who want the prestige of having elephants -- trying to short circuit or sabotage decisions of those who are their bosses.

Treatment Of Elephants Causes Toronto Zoo To Lose International Accreditation

CBC | Posted 06.18.2012 | Canada Living

The decision by Toronto city council to send three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to an animal sanctuary in California has apparently cost the Toronto...

Ex Game-Show Host To Rescue Toronto Zoo Animals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Former talk show host Bob Barker will apparently cover the full cost of transporting three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to California.In a...

Toronto Zoo Accreditation At Risk Following Elephant Transfer Concerns

CBC | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada

The Toronto Zoo's accreditation could be at risk following city council's decision to send three elephants to a California animal sanctuary, two accre...

Toronto Zoo Keepers Fight to Keep Elephants

CBC | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada

The elephant keepers at the Toronto Zoo want city council to revoke its decision to send the zoo's elephants to a California sanctuary. Ve...

Zoo Elephants Deserve a Second Lease on Life

Camille Labchuk | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada
Camille Labchuk

The ethical dimension of confining elephants in zoos has generated a great deal of debate in Canada. Elephants are intelligent, sensitive creatures whose physical, psychological and emotional needs simply cannot be met in zoos. Releasing them to sanctuaries is the best way to express our compassion for animals.

Bob Barker Wins, Toronto Loses Its Elephants

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - With sad hearts, staff at the Toronto Zoo are starting the long process of preparing three aging elephants for a move to a California sanctu...

Let the Girls Be Elephants

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.28.2011 | Canada
Beverley Golden

There is much debate about the ideal climate and roaming space needed for elephants to thrive. The Toronto Zoo offers neither, and Bob Barker came to do something about it.