Elephants should be free.

In zoos across the US, elephants are being imprisoned and exploited for human gain. Help us expose the reality of elephant captivity in the US zoo system and bring it to an end. 

Using the map below and the elephant index on this site, learn about the over 250 elephants who are currently held captive in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and how they are suffering.

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  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Caldwell Zoo
    Tyler , TX
  • Cameron Park Zoo
    Waco, TX
  • Dallas Zoo
    Dallas, TX
  • El Paso Zoo
    El Paso, TX
  • Fort Worth Zoological Park
    Ft. Worth, TX
  • Houston Zoo
    Houston, TX
El Paso Zoo
El Paso, TX | Asian
Number of Elephants at this Facility

The El Paso Zoo currently holds no elephant in captivity. Savannah, the last elephant being held captive by the zoo, Savannah, died on January 30, 2024. The key issues at this facility include a lack of space for the elephant in their care.

Take Action Today

Free to Be Elephants is dedicated to raising awareness of the realities of elephant captivity, but our work doesn’t end there. Elephants are depending on us to correct the grave injustice of their imprisonment. Please take action today to help us secure freedom for elephants in the US.