Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Feel the Bern: Emaciated Venezuelan elephant becomes latest symbol of food crisis

An apparently malnourished African elephant in a Venezuelan zoo — her ribs showing through her sagging skin — has become the latest symbol the deep economic crisis in what was once one of Latin America’s most prosperous nations.   As pictures of an emaciated 46-year-old elephant named Ruperta in the Caricuao Zoo began circulating in newspapers and social media, Venezuelans have launched a food drive to save the pachyderm.....This Appeared Here.....

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