After a thorough scientific review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the permit to bring elephants from Swaziland, Africa to new homes at Dallas Zoo, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and your Sedgwick County Zoo!
We are working quickly to bring the elephants out of Swaziland, where historic drought conditions continue to threaten wildlife and their welfare. Since July, when the elephants were removed from the parks, they have lived in temporary holding areas called bomas. As drought conditions throughout the region worsened, we proactively supported efforts to import food from other regions to feed the elephants, as well as rhinos that are living in the parks and where adequate food resources are not available.
Each social group of elephants will remain together and be cared for in spacious, new facilities at each zoo, which provide room to roam, play and forage in social herd settings.
We are committed to the safe future of these elephants.
Please read more about this project: www.RoomForRhinos.org