Toronto Life - The Informer

Insider intel on the politics and personalities shaping the city. Sign up for Preview newsletter for weekly updates

Random Stuff


Apparently moving a bunch of elephants is difficult

Turns out that sending the Toronto Zoo’s elephants to balmier climes is tricky business. The Globe and Mail reports the zoo could lose its accreditation if it sends the pachyderms to an elephant sanctuary in California. Over the last few months the three elephants have proven to be something of a political hot potato: first, the zoo board said in May that the best place for them was another certified zoo; then a motion from councillor Michelle Berardinetti in October asked to send them to a Bob Barker–approved sanctuary instead (effectively undermining the zoo board in the process); now, a staff report says the animals should be sent to a certified Florida facility. The fight will likely continue when the zoo board meets again on Thursday. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »