Official Statement on Karen, the San Antonio Zoo's Third Elephant

Dear supporters of Lucky, of Nicole and Karen, and of any elephants who have or will reside at the San Antonio Zoo,


Support Bullhook Ban in the State of Virginia

Dear One World Conservation and Voices for Asha supporters,

In July 2015, senior executives from One World Conservation met with Delegate Sam Rasoul, regarding the conditions at the Natural Bridge Zoo, specifically related to solitary African elephant, Asha, as well as to discuss a potential bullhook ban. The groundwork involved in getting this bill started was strongly supported by Kim Hogan of Lynchburg, Virginia, who in previous months also had a meeting with Delegate Sam Rasoul on bullhooks and the damage that they cause.


Lucky's First Celebrity!

You may have already heard the news, but Lucky has her first celebrity! Meet Polly Lou Livingston, a San Antonio local and voice actress of Tree Trunks, an elephant, on Adventure Time on Cartoon Network. She is a supporter of Lucky's freedom, and we are so grateful to be working with her. 

On Tuesday, May 19, at 4:30PM CDT, she will be answering your questions on Reddit! Please check it out if you have time. We are so excited to be helping her with this.


60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue San Antonio Zoo Sent


Dear Lucky and One World Conservation supporters:

On April 9, 2015, a 60-day notice of intent to sue was served to the San Antonio Zoo by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the law firm of Melissa Lesniak. This gives the zoo a 60-day window to comply to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 or face litigation. To be clear, One World Conservation is not the plaintiff. Our role is that of an interested third party, and we will support this case in whatever capacity is necessary for Lucky's release.


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.


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.