Presently there are 11 states in Brazil that have banned the use of performing elephants and there is a national ban in the legislative process. In South America, 5 countries have passed similar bans and two more countries will soon follow. Not only will these displaced circus elephants need somewhere to go but several zoos are also looking for assistance. With budget cuts and ailing elephants and most zoos having grossly limited space available, there are a few already reaching out for a solution. On top of that, the active regulatory agency needs a viable, healthy alternative where they can place elephants confiscated from dire conditions.