By Alessandro Minelli, Gherardo Ortalli, Glauco Sanga
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Wild elephants roam over considerable distances. Even considering minimum wild home range sizes, the outdoor enclosures recommended by both the EAZA and AZA are in the region of 60 to 100 times smaller. (Clubb and Mason, 2002, p. 41) These figures concern only the size of the outdoor enclosures. One must, however, bear in mind that the average elephant in northern zoos 46 Zoos spends up to 16 hours a day during certain periods of the year in indoor enclosures which are naturally much smaller than the outdoor ones whose major, if not sole, purpose is that of exhibition.
The fully grown African bull can weigh between 14 000 and 16 000 lbs (6300 and 7300 kg) and grow up to 13 ft (4 m) at the shoulder; the Asian elephant is smaller, the average weighing 5000 lbs (2300 kg) and is 9–10 ft (3 m) tall. The distances travelled by the herd depend on the availability of food – when food resources are scarce, African elephants cover vast distances of several hundred kilometres. 7 km2 for African elephants. 0 km. 6 44 Zoos Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are the largest land predators.
2. It demonstrates that from the ontological standpoint, animals in the wild are naturally occurring beings; they are not the products of human design, manipulation or control, as their very existence and survival have nothing (in principle) to do with humankind. 3 ‘Wild Animals in Captivity’: Is This an Oxymoron? The last chapter attempted to shed light on the ontological status of animals in the wild as naturally occurring beings. The next five chapters will try analogously to clarify the ontological status of zoo animals.
Animal names by Alessandro Minelli, Gherardo Ortalli, Glauco Sanga