How Much Will the Oregon Zoo Have to Pay for Rose-Tu's Baby Elephant?


Furor over revelations that the Oregon Zoo traded away ownership of a newborn elephant was soothed somewhat last night by the California traveling show that will own the calf saying it has no plans to take her away.  But a breeding contract between Have Trunk Will Travel and the Houston Zoo suggests that the Oregon Zoo will have to pay through the nose if it wants to buy the baby elephant back.The ...   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Elephant Calf Confusion at Oregon Zoo

Can we use an electric prod on zoo officials?

Oregon Zoo officials are trying to explain away their misleading and false statements after the embarrassing news the zoo’s new baby elephant actually belongs to a California traveling elephant    More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

California Company That Owns Rose-Tu's Calf Rents Elephants for Parades and Weddings


The Oregon Zoo is promising to keep its newest elephant after embarrassing revelations by The Seattle Times that the zoo had long ago traded away rights to Rose-Tu's newborn calf to a traveling elephant show.Officials held a press conference this morning to respond to the Times' story, which cites a 2005 contract between the zoo and Have Trunk Will Travel. In the agreement, the zoo agreed to breed ...   More
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Zoo Traded Away Rose-Tu's Calf to Group that Allegedly Abuses Elephants

elephant beating

Have Trunk Will Travel, the real owner of the Oregon Zoo's new baby elephant, has faced accusations from Animal Defenders International that it has repeatedly abused its animals.ADI last year posted a video that allegedly shows a trainer for the traveling elephant troupe using an electric prod to deal with one of its animals. The video also shows trainers repeatedly striking the animals with a stick. ...   More
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 WW Editorial Staff


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