Nancy Tucker forwarded a petition to keep Lisa and Cita the Virginia Zoo African elephants, here. A copy of the petition was available to sign at our last GNL meeting. Should you wish to sponsor or circulate other copies of the petition, a PDF copy is available here:
From the petition:
… Lisa (age 42) has been here since 1976 and knows no other home. Cita (age 47) has been here since 2005. They have bonded and formed a friendship and should be allowed to grow old together. The elephant exhibit is a main attraction at the Virginia Zoo and would be sorely missed. Their present accommodations are suitable for them to stay, and will also allow for a third elephant, once one is identified as compatible with Lisa and Cita. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) requires zoos to house 3 elephants, OR be actively looking for a third, which the Virginia Zoo was doing. … Once all signatures are obtained, please return to Nancy Tucker, 7255 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, 23505 by August 30, 2015.