Ely The Elephant Is Suffering In The Aragon Zoo, Mexico City.
Another example of the neglect perpetrated on the animals is highlighted by Ely, the African elephant; she has severe and infected skin dermatitis and other lesions.
She is also showing signs of malnutrition. Her whole life is spent standing on concrete, which can lead to severe health problems, and it does not emulate a “natural habitat” at all. Her enclosure also offers her no escape from the blistering sun; she is not receiving even the most basic essential care. In fact, the elephant’s poor health is so serious, Ely needs to be taken to a sanctuary to live out the rest of her life in a natural environment.