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The Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo has been authorized to import elephants from Swaziland. The zoo announced today that it’s received a permit from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to provide a home for elephants that it says would otherwise be killed.


The Dallas Zoo is among three American zoos looking to import 18 elephants that are in danger in Swaziland, a country in southern Africa. As they wait for approval from the federal government, animal rights activists are speaking out against the move. 

Dallas Zoo

Mama, an African elephant at the Dallas Zoo since 2010, has died.