WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Disney’s Animal Kingdom criticized for elephant treatment

Photo courtesy Disney


An animal rights group ranks Disney’s Animal Kingdom among the worst zoos in North America for its treatment of elephants.

The Animal Kingdom ranks 10th on the list compiled by In Defense of Animals.

The theme park is cited for the deaths in July of a pregnant elephant named Moyo and her unborn calf.

The group says the elephants died of birth complications after moving to another center.

In Defense of Animals says zoos typically don’t move pregnant elephants because it’s too stressful for them.

Natural Bridge Zoo in Virginia tops the list.

Also on the list are Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California and the Bronx Zoo in New York.

Walt Disney World had no immediate comment.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

GET THE LATEST
Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment and climate change at WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist and author whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s ... Read Full Bio »

TOP