Upwards of 100 elephant advocates filled over half of the Seattle City Council chambers with a sea of orange. Donning orange t-shirts, the advocates made the point quite clear: Watoto needs sanctuary now. Woodland Park Zoo plans to send Watoto away to another zoo. Under advice of legal counsel, we intend to show the Mayor and City Council that they have authority over the Zoo. Stay tuned!
Chai's pacing is the mind's way of coping with stress, trauma and boredom. Science and compassion obligate us to release the elephants to a sanctuary.
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Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants is committed to the retirement of the three elephants at Woodland Park Zoo to a sanctuary and to the closure of the live elephant exhibit at the zoo. The Zoo environment deprives the elephants of space, social interaction, and mental stimulation causing their physical and psychological deterioration. Learn More