Closing the elephant exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is within sight but what about the two elephants living there?

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (PDZA) is holding a public comment meeting to discuss their 10-year plan which includes closing their tiny elephant exhibit – but not until poor Hanako and Suki die.

WHY WAIT for them to die? Why force them to continue to live in this physically and psychologically harmful environment?

Please come to ask (or write) that the humane decision be made. Ask for Hanako and Suki to be retired to an elephant sanctuary.

When: THIS Monday, April 25th from 4:30 – 6pm. Come anytime!

Metro Parks Headquarters Board Room
4702 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA

If you can’t come: Please e-mail the zoo at:

Or snail mail: Attention Strategic Plan, 5400 North Pearl St. Tacoma, WA 98407
You can also join their facebook page and leave comments supporting the end to the elephant exhibit.

To be most effective, be polite and thoughtful.

3 Responses to “Point Defiance Zoo may CLOSE Elephant Exhibit! (But what about their elephants?)”

  1. Animal Armor on 04 May 2011 at 6:55 am #

    I just talked to them in their FB page about it, asking for this so they release the elephants, a woman very rude and probably part of the crew said they already been released.

    Is that true?
    I was wondering why do they ask for volunteers if they are a profit organization…Just saw that in the website too.

    Thank you.

  2. Alyne Fortgang on 04 May 2011 at 8:06 am #

    To my knowledge Hanako and Suki have not been released and Point Defiance Zoo says they won’t until one of them dies. So sad considering they could go to The Elephant Sanctuary now and have the best possible life. I don’t know if PDZA is a non-profit but that wouldn’t proclude them from asking for volunteers.

  3. Animal Armor on 07 May 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    I save the page on FB, I’ll try to talk to them again.
    Thank you.

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