In 2008 voters in Portland, OR passed a $125 million dollar bond measure, which was in part to build an offsite preserve for the elephants. Here it is 2011, and there is still no preserve, and the elephants continue to pace on their small lot and Packy, the zoo's most popular and oldest elephant, remains isolated, pacing in his cage or small suburban-size yard. Speak out for the elephants. Call your Metro Councilor to demand a timeline for these elephants to finally get the space they deserve, the space we voted for. And that does not mean the 6 acre expansion the zoo plans to build on site sometime in 2012. Six acres is still far from enough room for 7 elephants, especially when the zoo plans to breed more. metro-region.org Kim Smith, zoo director: 503-226-1561--that is the zoo's central number, just ask for her office.
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