Science | Court considers whether to grant legal personhood to an elephant at the Bronx Zoo
by Julie Borg
Posted 11/07/19, 02:29 pm
Happy the elephant is anything but in her 1-acre enclosure at New York’s Bronx Zoo, according to attorneys with the Nonhuman Rights Project. Late last month, her lawyers asked a judge to grant legal personhood to the 48-year-old pachyderm. The group hopes not only to gain freedom for Happy but to elevate the legal status of all elephants.