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Animal Group Says Houston Zoo Mistreats Elephants

Posted on · An animal advocacy group is once again calling the Houston Zoo one of the ten worst in North America for elephants — accusing the zoo of inhumane and disrepectful treatment. But the zoo says the claims are not based in truth. More from David Pitman.

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Houston Zoo & Visitors Mourn Mac’s Passing

Posted on · The Houston Zoo says Mac, an Asian elephant who became an instant attraction after he was born two years ago, died Sunday night after contracting the elephant herpes virus. Zoo officials say they will use his death to try and find a cure to the often fatal disease. Pat Hernandez has the story.