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
DISCLAIMER: This website is NOT affiliated with or funded by the Woodland Park Zoological Society (Woodland Park Zoo or WPZ). It is an independent website sponsored by the Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, a project of the Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN).