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October 7, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Woodland Park Zoo elephant died because it couldn’t stand

A 45-year-old elephant with arthritic legs died at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo because it went down and couldn’t get up. The zoo said Tuesday the necropsy on Watoto found chronic, age-related arthritis in the leg joints. The female African elephant that died in August had no life-threatening problems with its heart or infectious…


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August 23, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Saturday Memo: Food on a stick … Help for mental health … Sad zoo news … Seattle winners

Weather: Looks like we’re in for a sunny day with highs in the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service forecast. We should see clear skies over the next few days. Fair days: It should be perfect weather to check out pigs, quilts, carnival rides and eat too many food items on…


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August 22, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Woodland Park elephant, Watoto, euthanized after collapsing

Woodland Park Zoo’s African elephant, 45-year-old Watoto, on display in Seattle for more than four decades, was euthanized Friday morning after zookeepers, arriving to work, found her collapsed in the exhibit yard. Zookeepers discovered Watoto on the ground about 7 a.m. Friday in the south area of the Elephant Forest Exhibit. Attempts to lift her…


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November 23, 2011 at 6:48 AM

The Morning Memo / Wednesday: Playin' hookey, Occupy Seattle, elephant picks Wazzu

Weather: Have you noticed the rain? More is on the way, according to the Weather Service. Yikes. Today: Rain. Thanksgiving: Showers. Friday: Wait, no rain or showers. Liking it. Uh, Saturday: Rain. Sunday: Rain. Precipitation: 100 percent, for sure, but the deluge predicted by some, not so much, thank goodness. Umbrellas and rain parkas it is….


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