While visiting the zoo is often a pleasant way to spend a day out with the family, things aren’t necessarily nice for the animals on display.

Animal activists have long stated that zoos are nothing more than prisons for some of the world’s most amazing animals. Rather than being allowed to roam free and go about their lives, many of these zoo critters are forced into cramped cages to watch droves of people gawk at them all day.

But words can only do so much to advocate for the release of zoo animals into the wild or onto animal reservations. If you’re still on the fence about animal captivity, let this thought-provoking video change your mind.

Guillermina and Pocha are a mother-daughter elephant duo at the Mendoza Zoological Park in Argentina.

They are two of only four remaining elephants at the zoo.

For Guillermina and Pocha, their days are spent in a cramped concrete pit, longing for even just a taste of the outside world.

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