Hundreds of people and several animal rights groups have concerns about the Omaha zoo’s planned elephant import.

The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and partner zoos in Dallas and Wichita, Kansas, filed for a permit with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to import a total of 18 elephants from Big Game Parks in Swaziland, a small country in southern Africa. That permit application was open for public comment until late last month.

“The World-Herald compiled some of the most common questions and asked the zoo for answers. Dennis Pate, CEO and executive director of Omaha’s zoo, addressed those questions in an email last week.”