Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Behind the bars – Asian elephants in captivity

Elephant Thailand
Entirely unsuited to captivity

Elephants do particularly badly in captivity and suffer physical and psychological disorders, high infant mortality and reduced longevity.  These ultra-sensitive, highly intelligent and complex creatures are entirely unsuited to zoos and may display abnormal behaviours, repeatedly swaying, rocking and shaking their heads.  Zoos still capture elephants from the wild to bolster failed captive breeding programmes.

Find out more about captivity issues here >

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

Share | |