World Elephant Protection Day at Zoo (20/06)

Every year on June 20, animal advocates call for attention to the problems of elephants - the most majestic animals of our time. For the first time, the International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos (IDAEZ) was celebrated in 2009, at the same time the activists of the movement defined their main tasks, the main of which is the release of all the elephants of the world from captivity. Since then, this day has been celebrated annually.

Elephants, the largest land mammals, are built for open spaces. These highly developed animals unite in large families with close relationships, communicating with each other even at a distance. They travel several kilometers a day, overcoming deserts, rivers, forests and savannahs. In captivity, they are deprived of all this and, ultimately, live an inferior life - solely so that people have the pleasure of seeing the giants with their own eyes.

In addition, elephants often suffer from cruel methods of training, which are still used in some regions. Among other things, steel hooks are used, for example, which should force the animal to submit to a person.