Woodland Park Zoo http://kuow.org en 'Horrible Torture:' The Argument Against Elephants Kept In Zoos http://kuow.org/post/horrible-torture-argument-against-elephants-kept-zoos <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://kerulos.org/about-us/people/">Gay Bradshaw</a> about why she thinks elephants don't belong in zoos. Bradshaw is the executive director of the Kerulos Center in Jacksonville, Ore., and author of <a href="http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300127317">"Elephants on the Edge: What </a><a href="http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300127317">Animals Teach Us About Humanity." Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:44:37 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 31786 at http://kuow.org 'Horrible Torture:' The Argument Against Elephants Kept In Zoos Changes Coming To Woodland Park Zoo's Elephant Program http://kuow.org/post/changes-coming-woodland-park-zoos-elephant-program <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with Woodland Park Zoo Chief Operations Officer Bruce Bohmke about <a href="http://www.zoo.org/document.doc?id=1211">changes</a> coming to the zoo's elephant program. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:23:39 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 31689 at http://kuow.org Changes Coming To Woodland Park Zoo's Elephant Program Task Force Recommends Breeding More Elephants At Woodland Park Zoo http://kuow.org/post/task-force-recommends-breeding-more-elephants-woodland-park-zoo <p>For years, animal rights groups have been raising concerns about the <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2019809167_elephants02m.html">health and treatment of elephants at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo</a>, particularly after the death of six-year-old elephant Hansa. And seven months ago, the Zoo’s board assembled a task force to look at this issue. Their <a href="http://www.elephanttaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/FULL-FINAL-REPORT_Task-Force-on-the-WPZ-Elephant-Exhibit-and-Program.pdf">final report</a> says the overall health of elephants at Woodland Park Zoo is good, and they should breed more. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:12:34 +0000 Steve Scher 22549 at http://kuow.org Task Force Recommends Breeding More Elephants At Woodland Park Zoo On The Job, And The Band Lemolo http://kuow.org/post/job-and-band-lemolo <p></p><p><strong>On The Job:&nbsp;Bear Keeper</strong><br>Katy Sewall gets up close and personal with the grizzly bears at Woodland Park Zoo.</p><p><strong>Lemolo</strong><br>Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox met while teaching kayaking during the summer in&nbsp;Poulsbo. A few years later they started the dream-pop band Lemolo and began opening for local group The Head And The Heart. In 2012 they self-released their debut album "Kaleidoscope" and have played Sasquatch, Bumbershoot, Neumos and the Showbox. They talk about their music and perform in studio. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15966 at http://kuow.org On The Job, And The Band Lemolo Woodland Park Elephants Focus Of Seattle Task Force http://kuow.org/post/woodland-park-elephants-focus-seattle-task-force <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A task force will meet Thursday to review the health and living conditions of three elephants at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. The panel was created after a citizen petition last year called for an investigation into the living conditions and treatment of elephants.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:07:36 +0000 Ruby de Luna 11585 at http://kuow.org Woodland Park Elephants Focus Of Seattle Task Force Should Zoos Have Elephant Exhibits? http://kuow.org/post/should-zoos-have-elephant-exhibits <p></p><p>Critics of Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo say that the elephants there are not being treated well and that they don’t do well in captivity. Defenders say zoos are key to global conservation efforts. Should zoos, including Woodland Park, continue to display elephants?</p><p>David Hyde talks with Carter Roberts, president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, University of Guelph researcher Georgia Mason who has studied elephants in zoos, and Michael Berens, the investigative reporter for the Seattle Times who has<a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019930931_elephant19m.html"> written about the Woodland Park Zoo.</a> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:30:07 +0000 David Hyde 5377 at http://kuow.org Should Zoos Have Elephant Exhibits?