Stereotypical behavior is the mind’s way of coping with trauma, stress and boredom.
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.
- Heartfelt plea to Portland Metro Council in Watoto’s memory
- Action Alert: Show City Council your commitment to retiring the two surviving elephants
- Zoo elephants: By penning them up, zoo is acting against nature
- The passing of Watoto
- Thoughts from David Hancocks, former Director of Woodland Park Zoo, 1976 – 1998
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