Another excellent Seattle Times Editorial asks for more scrutiny over Woodland Park Zoo and its decision about Bamboo, Chai and Watoto’s quality of life – for the rest of their lives. Here’s an excerpt:

Many zoos have closed, are ending or discussing closure of their elephant exhibits.

Let Chai, Watoto and Bamboo spend the rest of their lives in open space with three new Canadian friends, Thika, Toka and Iringa.

Bagshaw is asking the right questions to help point the Woodland Park Zoo and its nascent panel toward the broadest range of information gathering about the welfare of elephants in zoos and other options.

The answer and the opportunity may well be the elephants thriving on 2,300 acres in San Andreas, Calif., called ARK 2000, a PAWS sanctuary.

Read the full editorial, Protecting Seattle’s Aging Elephants, in the Seattle Times

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