In late January this year, Junia Machado, a Brazilian from Sao Paulo, wrote to us to ask for some help in assessing the situation for Teresita, an African elephant is living alone in the Sao Paulo Zoo. She also wanted to know how she could contribute towards the goals of ElephantVoices.

Since then we have started to collaborate with her on some welfare issues related to captive elephants in Brazil (there are 23 - 15 Asian and 8 African), which we will come back to in the near future.

A couple of days ago Junia sent us a link to an excellent article in a Sao Paulo newspaper - a journalist and grandfather's reflections after a zoo visit. You will find the original version of journalist Nelson Motta's article in Portugese here, and an English version translated through Google here. It is worth reading!