'Some of the animals were showing signs of significant psychological distress including compulsive, constant pacing'
Activists are petitioning against the event 'where the zoo is basically turned into a nightclub for the night'
The three-year-old elephant was branded the 'real-life Dumbo' after eye-witnesses claim he was 'forced to perform in unnatural and distressing shows'
The global community, including many African nations, are increasingly in agreement on the need to conserve these precious animals. Yet Zimbabwe continues to allow the practice of ripping baby elephants from their families and homes and sending them to live and die in captivity
The fire which started on Saturday morning was described as a 'major incident' by local emergency services, who sent 75 firefighters to deal with the flames
The deaths will be mourned by the whole herd