Bamboo and Chai - sterotypical behavior - Oct 2011
Watoto pacing and swaying in urine and feces 12/31/2010
Chai in barn pacing 12/31/2010
Bamboo pacing & holdling nipple 12/31/2010
Bamboo pacing & head swiveling 3/27/11
Chai, bobbing and swaying
Watoto pacing at WPZ (video speed increased)
Bamboo and Chai 12/2006
Bamboo at WPZ 12/2006
Bamboo in pacing in circles outdoors 2/2006
Bamboo and more indoor pacing 9/2005
Bamboo in solitary 5/2001
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.
Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants is committed to the retirement of the two surviving elephants at Woodland Park Zoo to PAWS sanctuary—NOT to another zoo. A Zoo environment deprives the elephants of space, social interaction, and mental stimulation causing their physical and psychological deterioration. Learn More
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