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Transport time Detroit Elephants vs Toronto Zoo Elephants

Lets compare apples to apples: the trip from Detroit to PAWS that Winky and Wanda took in 2004 took 72 hours. Google maps says it should take 34 hours. That’s more than twice as long as it would take a car on a road trip. According to Google maps the trip from the Toronto Zoo to PAWS is 37 hours and this will include a lengthy border crossing. If the journeys are comparable, it will take at least 80 hours to get to PAWS from Toronto with a border crossing factored in. That’s 30 more hours than Zoocheck is predicting. How did Zoocheck calculate this figure??www.thestar.com/news/gta/2012/01/08/detroit_zoo_offers_a_howto_for_shipping_elephants.html

POINTS TO PONDER

  • Winkie collapsed several times on the road transport from Detroit to PAWS
  • She took over two days to recover
  • She was 53 years when they moved her
  • She died at PAWS just 2.5 years after arrival suffering from joint problems and could not get up
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