The Johannesburg Zoo is under extreme pressure for a lonely elephant animal resort, after his male companion died last month.
At the entrance of the zoo, the protests of the epic costumes showed, and the online petition brought more than 100,000 signatories to the age of 39 to start a new life in the company of other elephants.
The only elephant that has been left in the zoo is the 35-year-old's companion kinkel.
The zoo says that during the campaign was firm.
"Lammie, after many weeks of monitoring, has been found to be coping very well and therefore stay in the Joburg zoo," spokesman Jenny Moodley told AFP.
"Please contact us lately to extend its ability to overcome the recent loss of his partner."
Elephants are known for their intelligence and social nature. Animal rights advocates urged him to move to the sanctuary where the other elephants were free.
"Lammie is kept in isolation in captivity is an immediate threat to his health and physiological, social and mental well-being," Audre Delsink, Director of Humane Society International (HSI) Africa, told AFP.
Martie Roussouw, National Council Communities for Cruelty Animals (NSPCA), said they were frustrated at the zoo's decision.
"More freedom of the accredited sanctuary and more natural existence as well as participation in managed and protected environment," he said.
The zoo refused to make any other elephant planned.
According to the International Union of Nature Conservation (IUCN), Africa has decreased from 111,000 to 415 thousand in the last decade.
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