We Need to Be Doing More: A Call to Action After NYT’s ‘The Swazi 17’ Story

We Need to Be Doing More: A Call to Action After NYT’s ‘The Swazi 17’ Story

The recent New York Times Magazine cover story on elephants, The Swazi 17”, was quite stunning. Not stunning in the ‘beautiful’ sense of the word but ‘shocking and startling’. As a professional whose livelihood is inextricably linked to the future of the zoo community, I came away profoundly concerned about the impact of stories like this on the future of zoos and aquariums.

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