ANIMAL WELFARE: Female elephant ‘Dumba’ found ‘skeletal’ at Spanish zoo

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DUMBA: An animal welfare group has expressed concerns over her condition. Credit: www.faada.org


AN ANIMAL welfare organisation has claimed an elephant at a zoo in Sevilla is, ‘skeletal.’

The FAADA Foundation alleged female elephant Dumba is also being kept, “in a trailer without space.”

The group claimed Dumba is living in an enclosed trailer covered by wooden plants, and where she does not have enough room to lie down or turn around.

It also claimed the elephant had suffered several injuries.

FAADA said: “It is possible that the marks that appear over her body may be due to injuries caused during transport.”

It added: “The elephant is kept on display in this space- which does not even meet the main recommendations established by zoo associations- so that visitors to the centre can continue to touch and take pictures.”

The organisation also warned Dumba is only being separated from the public by an electrical cord, potentially endangering visitors, and does not have the chance to interact with other animals.

FAADA said: “We want to show that the owners of the elephant continue renting her to circuses and zoos, depriving her of minimum welfare requirements for an animal of her species.”

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