|Manila Zoo rejects UK rocker’s plea to retire Mali, the elephant, in US|
Source: Inquirer News
Mali is happy in her Philippine home. Why remove her from the Manila Zoo—where she has lived for more than three decades—and take her to a strange new sanctuary in the United States? That was the reply of Manila City government officials to an appeal from British rock icon Morrissey, who had written President Benigno Aquino III asking that Mali—now 36 years old and weighing 7 tons (14,000 pounds)—be freed from captivity, sent into retirement and allowed to live in a US sanctuary for aging elephants. READ MORE »
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