By Madeline Niemackl [Letter to Editor\
I am a junior at The University of Kansas and have studied environmental education and zoology. I have learned a great deal about elephants. They have big hearts and humble aspirations.
Please expand the territory at the Topeka Zoo for elephants Tembo and Sunda. I can make a confident prediction that they are not happy being held captive to begin with.
Please make their lives a little better. They deserve more space.
If these animals are being forced to live in a cage for temporary amusement by a small population, please do them the honor of granting them more room to roam.
Elephants are very large creatures and need to live in very large environments to be happy and healthy. It’s basic environmental physics.