Training Crate

Training Crate at WPZ

Use our click-and-send form to write to city and zoo officials who were involved with decision to move Chai and Bamboo to the Oklahoma City Zoo as well as donors who support Woodland Park Zoo.

Woodland Park Zoo announced on Feb. 27th that Bamboo and Chai would be moved to Oklahoma City Zoo. This decision clearly shows that WPZ does not make the elephants’ quality of life or health a priority. Once at OCZ, there will be 7 elephants in a divided-up 3.2 acres—less space per elephant than they have now. Oklahoma City’s climate is much colder and hotter than Seattle’s forcing the elephants to suffer an even longer lock up in a tiny barn.

With this decision Woodland Park Zoo has ignored science, Seattle’s Mayor and City Council, the media and the values of the community in which it resides.

Read more and then use our click-and-send form:

8 Responses to “Transport Crate to Ship out Bamboo and Chai is at Woodland Park Zoo – You can help!”

  1. Jennie Russell on 02 Mar 2015 at 6:47 am #

    Sending the elephants from Seattle to another zoo does not solve the problems, it just removes them from Woodland Park Zoo. These elephants belong in a sanctuary where they can freely live and have enough space and a better climate.

  2. Donna Manders on 02 Mar 2015 at 8:48 am #

    Dear public servants,

    The decision to send these two elephants to Oklahoma City is abhorrent. I implore you to employ a different method of determining their future. The approach you have used is flawed. If it were not flawed, public outcry would be less pronounced.

    Re-think this decision, please. Re-think the means by which the decision is made.

    In short: Please begin again.


    Donna Manders
    Seattle, WA

  3. meg Pasquini on 02 Mar 2015 at 9:38 am #

    Please, this is just continuing the problem. Why move them at all?

  4. Allison Melton on 02 Mar 2015 at 9:52 am #

    Please do the right thing and send the elephants to the sanctuary. They need space and a warm climate. Thank you.

  5. TR Morris on 03 Mar 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    I would like to see the WPZ elephants go to a dedicated sanctuary, not a zoo in a cold climate. Thank you.

    Dr. Timothy R Morris
    Seattle, WA 98117

  6. Amber Hahto on 03 Mar 2015 at 5:23 pm #

    It’s time we stop treating animals as disposable possessions. Elephants, in particular, are known to be intelligent, thoughtful and sensitive. They should be treated with the same respect and dignity that humans expect for themselves.

  7. Jennifer Rosenbrook on 06 Mar 2015 at 11:42 am #

    I beg you to move Chai and Bamboo to an elephant sanctuary!! Please don’t let them live out their lives in a cold, small area zoo! My heart is breaking to think they are going to yet, another zoo. I lived in SE Asia for two yeas and was fortunate to see elephants in their natural habitat- it was magnificent! Please do the right thing and stop their move to OK. Zoo, let them go to the sanctuary!!!

    Jen Rosenbrook
    Seattle, WA

  8. Gwen McKenna on 06 Mar 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    Dear Public Servants,

    Please do not move these elephants to the Oklahoma Zoo. The weather in Oklahoma gets very cold in the winter and these animals are not accustomed to live in cold weather. Please stop this transfer and send these animals to live out their lives in a sanctuary.

    The public no longer wants to see elephants in zoos and circuses as demonstrated by the announcement that Ringling Bros. Circus is phasing out their elephants from their shows.

    I’ve seen the elephant exhibit in Oklahoma. If you haven’t I suggest you go there yourself before shipping these elephants in a crate for 30 hours. Once you see the space you will realize how inappropriate it is to add more elephants to this enclosure.

    Please do the right thing and you will be hailed in the media and on social media.

    Gwen McKenna
    Sarasota, Florida

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