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Tusko’s Sad Journey standard

Tusko was shipped from his native land of Thailand directly to a U.S. zoo. He was subsequently shipped seven more times from circus to theme park to rental business and back. This is a common practice among Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo industry organization regulated and funded by the captive elephant trade. 1971 – Born wild in Thailand 1978 – Shipped to Rex Williams from Sanford Central Florida Zoological Park 1979 – Shipped to Circus Vargas from Rex Williams 1982 – Shipped to Rex Williams from Circus Vargas 1987 – Shipped to African Wildlife Safari from Rex Williams 1992 – Shipped to Have Trunk Will Travel from African Wildlife Safari 1995 – Shipped to Chaffee Zoological Gardens from ...

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