Hansa Hansa


Nancy Farnam writes an in depth and compelling op-ed for Everett’s HeraldNet.

Woodland Park Zoo has truly been a regional zoo. People in Snohomish County as well as King County have been loyal visitors there for years. So when a 6-year old Asian elephant, Hansa, died at the zoo last year from a dreaded elephant virus, we were all shocked and saddened.

Remembering Hansa’s innocent playfulness, we wondered how she could have been taken so quickly. Her loss was harder to accept when the zoo’s records revealed that she was repeatedly exposed to known sources of the virus throughout her life.

Read the full article at HeraldNet.

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