portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting oregon & cascadia

animal rights

What about the zoo elephants?

Tune in tonight to A Growing Concern, CH 11, 7pm, and find out the latest news about the situation with the elephants in the Oregon Zoo.
In 2008, Portlanders passed a $125 million dollar bond measure, which was in part to support an offsite preserve for the elephants. Now it's 2011 and there is still no date set for the removal of elephants to a preserve and the zoo director has stated she will never release the zoo's oldest occupant, Packy, who turned 49 this year. Find out the facts and what you can do to help the elephants.