IDA’s Worst Zoo List | Lucky T-shirts

Once again, San Antonio Zoo has made In Defense of Animal’s list of Worst Zoos for ElephantsThis year, we ranked #2 on the list.


Photo Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that we have created our first ever photo fundraiser. Over the years, we have had numerous people ask us for our photographs, but we have declined to date. We are releasing selected shots now for the first time to the public. Unlike our Free Lucky T-shirt fundraiser, these images can be purchased internationally, so to those who missed out before, here’s your chance to help now.

Link to photo fundraiser page.


Taking on a New Campaign

Greetings One World Conservation supporters:


Updated Lucky Campaign 2014

Dear One World Conservation supporters,

As you may know, we have been committed heart and soul to Lucky, a 54-year-old, female Asian elephant, and her release from the San Antonio Zoo.


Get the Facts About Lucky the Elephant

In response to the San Antonio Zoo’s “facts” about Lucky, we’ve typed up our own. Get the real facts about her here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Re: How old is Lucky? What is the lifespan of an Asian elephant?


Tell AZA That Elephant Lucky Cannot Be Kept Alone (Again)

The San Antonio Zoo has failed to comply with the AZA elephant standards for many years, and, in the past, they have used a variance granted by the AZA to keep Lucky, a 53-year-old female Asian elephant, in solitary confinement. The zoo is once again requesting a variance to keep Lucky alone, following the death of cage-mate Boo in March.


Official Statement on Death of Elephant Boo at the San Antonio Zoo

Our hearts go out to all who knew and loved Boo. She will be greatly missed by our staff and observers. Sadly, this once again leaves the Asian elephant, Lucky, 53, alone, living in what has been and remains an antiquated, inappropriate exhibit that has never met the needs of the species that have resided and died there. Elephants are highly social animals. It is inhumane to keep Lucky alone.


Welcome to Our New Blog

I am excited to announce the arrival of our new website and its launch today. While many of you have been accustomed to our previous website, we felt an upgrade was necessary.

While our previous site design was sleek and sent a powerful message to those visiting it, there were drawbacks as it was difficult to load with a slow internet connection and was not accessible to others in Africa and remote areas of the world.