Bob Barker donates $1 million to relocate zoo elephants

Oct 23 2013, 11:11pm CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

Bob Barker donates $1 million to relocate zoo elephants
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89-year old activist and retired game show host , Bob Barker, may have achieved his biggest success in his years of rallying for animal rights. After years of lobbying the Toronto City Council to move three elephants to a suitable home in California, the relocation finally happened last week.

Barker reportedly footed nearly $1 million to fund the delicate 50-hour journey that involved using special trailers with veterinarians and handlers on board to transport the mammals. The three former zoo elephants, named Iringa, Thika and Toka, stepped on their new home this weeked at the Performing Animal Welfare Society’s ARK 2000 compound in San Andreas, California.

Considered as the largest captive wildlife sanctuary in the U.S., the ARK 2000 is a refuge to elephants, tigers, and other animals rescued from zoos and circuses.

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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