Fortgang and Pennington

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Kim+Craig gives us an in-depth look into Alyne Fortgang and Nancy Pennington, cofounders of Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants. They provide insight into how the campaign to relocate the Zoo’s elephants to a more suitable habitat began and grew over time. The profile piece includes several videos.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

If Woodland Park Zoo is to be believed, Alyne Fortgang and Nancy Pennington, the two polite women seated opposite me and the co-founders behind Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, are “extremists” bent on undoing all the good the Zoo has created by insisting the occupants of its elephant exhibit be moved to one of two sanctuaries to allow them to live out the rest of their days in a space and climate more suitable to their species’ status as Earth’s largest land animal.

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