The announcement that the Philadelphia Zoo joins with zoos in Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and the Bronx in closing down its elephant “exhibit” is welcome news to the Grumpy Vegan. About time. How long have we known that elephants in the wild walk 30 to 50 miles daily? Baltimore Zoo will take some of Philly’s elephants for its enclosure, which they proudly state will be expanded to “several acres and a half-mile walking trail.” Wop-de-do. The remaining elephants will got to the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary, which has 2,700 acres. That’s more like it!