After a thorough health assessment by carried out by four of the world's leading elephant experts, Free The Wild and the professional panel have recommended that Lucy, the 47-year-old asian elephant remain at Edmonton Valley Zoo until her health improves. Lucy suffers from a unique and baffling breathing impairment which makes sedation and any tests thereunder impossible to carry out.
The panelists have recommended significant changes be made to her facilities and care regimens, including additional space for her to roam, access to fresh water to drink and bathe in, air quality improvements, a modified diet and a protected contact management system.
Free The Wild will work closely with the zoo over the coming months to monitor Lucy's progress as collectively aim for her health to improve and breathing issues to subside.
To read the full press release and gain access to the individual panelist reports on Lucy, please follow the link below.