Press release: Zurich Zoo wants everyone to believe that the death of an elephant calf was a natural occurrence – Fake news!
Last August, elephant Omysha gave birth to her first elephant calf at Zurich Zoo. Afterwards, the other elephants in the enclosure beat the newborn to death, which led to an internal investigation at the zoo. The outcome of the investigation was recently published: According to the zoo, it is perfectly “natural” for a herd of elephants to behave this way. This statement is false according to Fondation Franz Weber, based on the conclusions of an expert in elephant biology!