Elephant Rides Banned in Canada

Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) has confirmed that the accreditation body is no longer permitting elephant rides in Canada. The change follows an investigation from 2019 when an elephant named Maggie at Ontario-based African Lion Safari who was being used for rides, attacked and seriously injured a trainer. Although it is believed that African Lion Safari was the only CAZA-accredited facility that offered elephant rides until they stopped after the attack in 2019, the decision affects CAZA’s twenty-eight facilities across Canada. Read more here.