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Dallas Zoo Among Three U.S. Zoos To Import African Elephants

Looks to import 6 elephants

The Dallas Zoo along with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wichita’s Sedgwick County Zoo are teaming up in an effort to help the Swaziland Conservation group by attempting to import 18 African elephants from Swaziland.

The elephants are in need of a new home due to the overpopulated count in Swaziland. According to the Big Game Parks Trust in Swaziland, the 18 elephants must be exported or picked off to avoid an overpopulation of elephants and to make room for rhinos. 

The rhinos in Swaziland are considered a endangered species.

Swaziland is also too small of a country for all the elephants that is why the three zoos are stepping in to help the cause.

Each zoo has put in an application to receive 6 elephants. Their goal is to have the elephants live in a safe and healthy environment at their zoos. Exporting the elephants here to the United States also helps keep the elephant count more sustainable, and also helps out the low rhino count in Swaziland.
To learn about the rhino conservation, you can log on to www.roomforrhinos.com.
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