Project management at the Woodland Park Zoo

the Asian Elephant Forest

The history of elephants at Woodland’ Park Zoo dates back to the early 1920s when the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a Seattle daily newspaper, initiated a public campaign to raise $3100 to purchase Wide Awake—an Asian cow brought from India. A barn and small exercise yard were constructed to house this small but very popular addition to the zoo. About ten years later, Wide Awake’s barn was expanded to accommodate Tusko, a huge Asian bull billed by the Barnes Circus as “the biggest elephant on earth.”
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Account Registration



Related Content


Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.