After 50 years of solitude, elephant prepped for release in a sanctuary

After 50 years of solitude, elephant prepped for release in a sanctuary

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A new documentary looks to shed light on the life of an elephant that has been held in captivity for more than 50 years as activists seek her release from an Argentine zoo to a sanctuary in Brazil where they hope she can spend out the end of her days. According to Posibl, the production company that produced the film “Caravan”, Pelusa the elephant was born in captivity in Germany in 1966. When she was just two-years-old, she was taken to the La Plata Zoo in La Plata, Argentina where she has spent the last 50 years without ever having contact with another elephant. Activist groups and NGOs, including the Franz Weber Foundation, now hope to help Pelusa cross two international borders so she can frolic with other elephants in a Brazilian sanctuary before she ultimately dies.