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Asian elephants in zoos – a response to Rees

  • R. Sukumar (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 February 2003

The real role of zoos in the conservation of threatened animals is increasingly coming under public scrutiny, and this is perhaps natural in the case of intelligent, charismatic animals such as elephants.

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