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.”
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