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Get ‘Mugged’: Help Free Mali From a Life Sentence

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Mali was still a nursing baby when she was torn from her home in Sri Lanka more than 36 years ago. Since then, Mali has been sentenced to a life of solitary confinement in a barren, cramped, concrete pen at the Manila Zoo and denied everything that is natural and important to her.

Elephants in the wild roam up to 50 kilometers a day and spend their days foraging for fresh vegetation, bathing in ponds, and socializing with their families and friends. At the Manila Zoo, Mali never feels the soft earth beneath her feet, and she is unable to socialize with other elephants. The entire Manila Zoo measures only 0.055 square kilometers—with Mali’s enclosure only a tiny fraction of that size.

mali mug shot sign

Mali is serving a life sentence without having committed any crime. You can help get her “paroled” by creating your own “Free Mali” mug shot. Print out the mug shot sign, add your name, and snap a picture of yourself holding the sign.

Become a part of the “Free Mali” movement by sending us your picture at Info@petaasiapacific.com. You can also share the picture through social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Looking for more ways to help Mali? Follow the campaign on Facebook and please urge authorities to take action now to ensure that Mali is transferred to a sanctuary.

Posted by Edwina Baier


  1. Julie platt...
    May 20th, 2013, 12:10 pm

    why is this beautiful elephant in this environment. She is very lonely . Very unhappy. Very much in need of vet care. Why was she taken from her mother in the first place. She should have been left where she was in her natural environment. I will keep on signing and sharing and emailing letters . This makes me feel so sad for her . This isn’t a zoo it’s a concrete block. . No zoo should be allowed to keep running like this. Mali and all the rest of the animals need to be freed and rehoused . I will fight in your honour Mali to help free you. Hang in there. We all love you so much. .

  2. marion inge cavero blumenfeld...
    June 28th, 2013, 11:21 pm

    Pls help mali to be freed. To be sent to a sanctuary. Poor little elephabt…so many years in that horrible place…do something to help her. Little malu..pls a little patience more….stay with hope..we will free you…
    People..you should be ashamed…how can you torture a poor elephant be maintining her alone in a cage for so many years??? You are monsters..no feelings at alll…damn you all fir being vowards and bad people.

  3. Bryndís Bjarnadóttir...
    July 22nd, 2013, 2:54 am

    I cant read about Mali without crying… taken away from her family from her freedom to be locked up and live alone… 33 years ! Can you imagine what it must be like ? Alone.. In captivity… without any affection.. without love… without no one to talk to… or share her feelings with because yes animals do have feelings just like humans.. Set her free… please… Give her story a Good ending..

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