Animal rights supporters fighting to get Bronx Zoo elephant released

The fight to get Happy the Elephant released from the Bronx Zoo was back in court Monday, with a judge hearing arguments from both sides. The group the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a lawsuit last year for her release to an elephant sanctuary, asking the court to recognize Happy’s legal personhood and right to bodily liberty.

Bronx Zoo elephant

An animal welfare group has brought a legal action against the Bronx Zoo on behalf of an elephant named Happy who was separated from the zoo's two other elephants after they fatally injured her mate.