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Zoo Officials Clash Over Detroit Elephants

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Zoo Officials Clash Over Detroit Elephants

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Zoo Officials Clash Over Detroit Elephants

Zoo Officials Clash Over Detroit Elephants

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At zoos and animal sanctuaries across the nation, a battle is brewing over the care of elephants. For decades, animal rights activists have argued that the world's largest land mammals don't belong in captivity. Now, a dispute over the fate of two elephants in Detroit has sparked a bitter fight between zoo officials and the American Zoo Association. Detroit Public Radio's Celeste Headlee reports.