We are a group of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to help the elephants at the Oregon Zoo be released to a preserve or sanctuary, so they can experience the freedom they deserve.
April 14, Packy's Birthday
Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants and IDA (In Defense of
Animals) is sponsoring a demo to tell the zoo and inform the public that Packy
wants freedom for his birthday. He turns 51 this year and he is showing signs of
weakened health, boredom and depression. We urge the zoo to release him to
Watch Video Report back: Portland Speak up for the Elephants on Packy's Birthday
Watch When Elephants Dream Short video of Rama bobbing his head
Where the elephants should go
Bushwacking through the jungle
In 2008, The Oregonian urged the zoo to deliver on its promises for the preserve.
Oct. 14, 2013
Zoo Director Ron Kagan on why he released his elephants to sanctuary.
Watch video here
August 28, 2013
Read findings from Woodland Park Zoo panel Seattle Times article
June 6, 2013 Update on TB Story from the Oregonian
Rama suffers more side effects from life in captivity
June 1, 2013 Rama has TB
Read report from the Oregonian
April 11, 2013 IDA slams
Oregon Zoo's Celebration of
Packy's Miserable Life.
Read it here
April 4, Thursday, 2pm
January 15, 2013: In Defense of Animals (IDA) ranks the Oregon Zoo #7 on its list of 2012's 10 worst zoos for elephants. This is the fourth time the Oregon Zoo has made IDA's worst list. IDA cites the Oregon Zoo's contract with Have Trunk will Travel and the deplorable lack of space provided for 8 elephants. IDA's Top Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants
December 12, 2012: Willamette Week reveals the real plans for the offsite preserve is for breeding. Read it here.
December 1, 2012: The Seattle Times exposed conditions for elephants at Woodland Park Zoo in a 2012 series titled "Glamour Beasts" This series helped bring much needed attention to the plight of the three elephants at Woodland Park Zoo and the sad condition of elephants in all zoos.
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