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August 29, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Woodland Park Zoo elephants: Provide a bigger area

While there is no doubt that the conditions for the elephants at the Woodland Park Zoo are deplorable, the fact remains that these magnificent animals are, and always have been, a major attraction for zoo attendees [“Elephant’s death a wake-up call,” Editorial, Aug. 26].

There is an alternative to removal of the two surviving elephants to a sanctuary, and that is this: Provide a considerably larger habitat for them that would resemble their normal (that is, in the wild) environment, but do not bring in any more elephants.

Doug Parker, Lynnwood

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