Not sure there are going to be Asian elephants here, but I couldn't resist noting this item that flashed across my e-mail as breaking news:
From: Los Angeles Times <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Breaking: Council votes to keep elephants at L.A. Zoo
Los Angeles Times | January 28, 2009 | 1:01 p.m. PT
Elephants will remain at the Los Angeles Zoo, the City Council decided today.
Members voted 11 to 4 to complete construction of the six-acre, $42-million Pachyderm Forest, which opponents had said is too small and too expensive.
Zoo supporters screamed with delight after the vote. The vote marks a turnaround for the Council, which last year had signaled it was ready to kill the project.
More soon at: http://link.latimes.com/r/VKC7L0/1V9BO/NURQ9J/G3WJ/3O26D1/HK/t
Earlier elephants on SAJAforum: