Wild Namibian elephants illegally sold into captivity in UAE

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Al-Araby

This week on The New Arab Voice, we have a special audio version of an investigation from The New Arab. In March 2022, a group of wild Namibian elephants landed in the UAE. The New Arab’s investigation reveals that the sale serves only to simulate an African safari experience in Emirati zoos with no benefit for the animals and Namibian locals. This investigation tracked the elephants, from the initial auction and sale, to their removal, and ultimate transfer to facilitates in the UAE, whose suitability has been questioned. Along the way, the investigation team looked at the people involved in …

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