East West Link opponents: project risk to Zoo’s pregnant elephant Num-Oi
November 24, 2014
The Age: East West Link opponents: project risk to Zoo’s pregnant elephant Num-Oi, November 24, 2014, Henrietta Cook and Farrah Tomazin
Opponents of the East West Link say the project is putting the health and well-being of animals at nearby Melbourne Zoo at -Oi at Melbourne Zoo. Photo: Wayne Taylor
When an elephant fell pregnant at Oregon Zoo, work on a nearby highway was halted for four months to avoid any chance of miscarriage.
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At Melbourne Zoo, 150 metres from the East West Link and where Asian elephant Num-Oi’s pregnancy was celebrated last week, there will be no such arrangement.
Opponents of the Napthine government’s project say the health and wellbeing of animals is being put at risk, and the zoo is not taking the impacts of the road seriously. Continue Reading…