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.
- Bob Barker asks Seattle and WPZ to retire their surviving elephants
- Editorial: Learn from the death of zoo elephant Watoto, move remaining elephants
- Zoo Captivity and Lack of Monitoring are to Blame for Watoto’s Premature Death
- Seattle’s Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
- Article: The logical fallacy of zoo elephant captivity and conservation
Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants is committed to the retirement of the two surviving 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