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2015 Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

In Defense of Animals Releases 2015 List of “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants.” In Defense of Animals has released its respected annual list of the “Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants” in North America for 2015. In its twelfth-year, the list exposes the hidden suffering of elephants in zoos, where lack of space, unsuitably cold climates and […]

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NOTORIOUS OREGON ZOO SLAMMED FOR SECOND ELEPHANT DEATH

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D., toni@idausa.org, (805) 836-0496 Notorious Oregon Zoo Slammed For Second Elephant Death Portland, OR (December 23, 2015) – In Defense of Animals has slammed Oregon Zoo for the death of a second elephant this year. 45 year old male Asian elephant Tusko suffered a range of captivity-related ailments for […]

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Elephant Rama Dies at the Oregon Zoo

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

Help Save Rama’s Father, Packy! RIP, Rama, a male Asian elephant who suffered and was euthanized at the Oregon Zoo due to captivity-related conditions. IDA sends our condolences to Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE); acknowledging their long-time local efforts to protect Rama and the seven other Asian elephants at the zoo, including Packy, Rama’s […]

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IDA Denounces Woodland Park Zoo’s Elephant Program Plan

by Nicole Meyer

Today, In Defense of Animals and Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, a Seattle advocacy group, released the following joint news release denouncing the Zoo’s plan for its elephant program. IDA and Friends have long advocated for the humane retirement of Bamboo, Chai, and Watoto to a sanctuary. In response to increased criticism, the Zoo […]