We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior
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Mali has not felt grass under her feet or had contact with another elephant for nearly 40 years. The trees around her walls are out of reach.She was snatched away from her mother in Sri Lanka aged three and sent to the Philippines as a gift to then president Ferdinand Marcos in 1977.Now 40 years old, Mali spends most of her waking hours leaning against the concrete walls in an attempt to ease her excruciatingly painful foot problems.Her only respite from the monotony of her confinement is picking up peanuts thrown into her small enclosure by visitors.Campaigners say her stark surroundings in Manila Zoo have left her chronically depressed and suffering from a host of potentially life-threatening ailments.A Brit-run elephant sanctuary in Thailand has offered Mali a home and the funding to transport her there, but Filipino officials have refused to let her go.Jason Baker, vice president of Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia, told the Sunday People: “Mali is suffering immensely, both physically and mentally.“There is nothing more important to elephants than friends and family. In the wild, female elephants stay in close-knit extended groups for their entire lives.
“Aunts babysit, grandmothers mentor and siblings play. The entire herd participates in rearing young calves. Births are joyous celebrations and loved ones are mourned.“These complex social animals need others who look like them, smell like them and understand them in order to lead fulfilling, happy lives.“Mali is totally alone at the Manila Zoo and is profoundly depressed. Keeping her in isolation is extremely cruel.”
Perhaps saddest of all are signs outside her enclosure describing the habitat she should live in.
Jason explained: “The sign states elephants ‘favour areas with grass, coupled with low trees’ yet all Mali has is concrete.
and here is our zoo elephant , alone , it lost its partner , at least have a grass under foot..but small area
picture taken a years ago