Stereotypical behavior is the mind’s way of coping with trauma, stress and boredom.
Chai (RIP 2016) at WPZ. This pacing is an elephant'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 all elephants held captive in zoos to GFAS accredited sanctuaries. We advocate for the end of breeding elephants who would be condemned to a lifetime of physical and psychological misery in zoo confinement. Learn More
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