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Saying Hi  
   

Saying Hi

This young bull elephant looked directly at me for just long enough, stopping his rhythmic motions... then raised his trunk as to wave. Otherwise, he never stopped his movements for at least three hours (of my visit), which seemed related to his restlessness, isolation, and lack of stimulation. Bull elephants often spend most of their time alone, or with other Bull Elephants. However, I was left with the strong impression that in captivity companionship would give comfort and ease these institutional behavioral patterns.
How are animals treated in Zoos and Circuses? (What you should know). Are there other options for seeing wild animals? Yes... Isn't it time we switch our support, and encourage the development of more wildlife sanctuaries?

January 3rd 2008
Please remember and be reasssured: You do not have to be or become an animal rights' fanatic to learn and care about animals living in captivity: So saying that, before I leave on this "journey for the animals" I plan on visiting the Oregon Zoo in Portland (which I did on January 3rd, 2008- see photos for comments). In the process of my research on animals living in captivity, it is important f ... read more
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American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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