Firstly, the sanctuary is much more spacious. In the Toronto zoo the elephants were forced into a small, enclosed area. In the PAWS sanctuary they have way more land and have a natural habitat instead of an enclosure with concrete floors. Also, in sanctuaries the elephants can roam and explore. There are also many more luxuries they have there such as a massage pool that you couldn't find in a zoo. I think the elephants are better off in the California PAWS sanctuary.