Feds to Pittsburgh Zoo: Stop using cattle dogs to herd elephants

February 4, 2015 4:24 PM

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Feds to Pittsburgh Zoo: Stop using cattle dogs to herd elephants

Moja, left, a 28-year-old African elephant, and her two daughters, Zuri, 3, center rear, and Victoria, 11, all born at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, are seen in the zoo's elephant habitat. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Using dogs bred to herd cattle to control elephants hasn't worked out so well at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, according to federal authorities. The Department of Agriculture has ordered the zoo to stop using cattle dogs in ways that cause "behavioral stress" to its African elephants, the Guard...

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