Sorry to be behind on these zoo-related topics, but here's another one worth noting.
In Defense of Animals has released its list of the 10 worst zoos in the US for elephants. The accompanying pictures say a lot.
Here's the list...
1. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA
2. Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA (hey, that's our zoo!)
3. El Paso Zoo, El Paso, TX
4. Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR
5. Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, NY
6. Dickerson Park Zoo, Dickerson, MO
7. (Tie) Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA and San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, TX
8. St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO
9. Disney's Animal Kingdom, FL/Riverbanks Zoo, SC
10. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, MD
Photo by The Spinosaurus