there is only one Elephant in the zoo in the philippines
June 27, 2012 6:10am CST
And the elephant's health is not doing well in the zoo in the philippines. So there is a petition to transfer the elephant to thailand. the elephant has cracked skin because he is locked in prison or cage with flooring made of cement and it is not walking on soil. that is why his skin is cracked which can be prone to infection. but the owner of the zoo does not want to agree with the petition because it is the only elephant they have. but i think they should have that elephant transferred to somewhere else where it is going to be taken care of.
27 Jun 12
Day by each there is a huge decline in the number of wild animals and the researches is a clear proof for it. So it is very important to save the each of the wild animals. If the owner of the zoo doesn't give much attention to the needs of elephant them the animals should be transfered to other places where they can get proper care.
27 Jun 12
I agree with you. The elephant must be transferred to Thailand where it will undergo some treatment or whatever. Is there a chance that if he will recover, it will be returned to Manila Zoo? I guess the zoo owner thinks that the elephant can not be returned to him if ever it will be transported to thailand.
29 Jun 12
The government should make an effort to facilitate the successful treatment of the elephant. If the owner is having second thoughts on letting the elephant go to Thailand because of fear that it won't be returned to him, why don't they just make a contract with Thailand to return it after it has fully recovered. If that's not possible, then the owner should be sanctioned to treat to animal to its full recovery. If he will fail to it, then perhaps the government should seize the animal and send it Thailand for recovery. The poor thing's recovery should be the top priority of the owner and not his wallet. I wonder what animal rights activist/organization, the like of PAWS, PETA and WWF, have to say with this?
• Quezon City, Philippines
29 Jun 12
I agree that it should be brought to a place where she can recover fast from her skin problems. I think that the zookeeper thinks that it is their only star attraction they have on the zoo that is big and rare here in the Philippines. But for the the elephant's sake.