May 26 , 2019
Please joins us this Saturday, June 1st at the Bronx Zoo from 1-3 PM to be a voice for the voiceless.
Happy the Asian elephant was torn from her family and natural habitat when she was just a baby and has been imprisoned since 1977 on a small piece of land inside the Bronx Zoo.
Like most animals including humans, elephants are social creatures with complex relationships. Elephants form deep family bonds and live in tight matriarchal family groups anywhere from 8 to 100 individuals, these groups are called herds. As with any species, they have the ability to feel and display signs of joy, anger, grief and play. Elephants are also extremely intelligent and have memories that span many years. Happy is the first elephant in the world to demonstrate self awareness through the mirror self-recognition test.
Happy is 47 years old, has been in captivity at the Bronx Zoo for a great majority of her life and has spent the last 13 years without the company of other elephants. Asian elephants can live up to 70 years in their natural environment which is why it is so important for us to come together in support of freeing such a beautiful animal to a reputable sanctuary where she can develop healthy social relationships, engage in natural activities and live out the rest of her life in peace.
If interested in attending, feel free to comment or call the number at Pet Go Gear to coordinate a meeting place.
Hope to see you there!