Watoto was born in the wild in Tanzania, but was taken from her mother to live on display at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. She died in 2014 after a life in captivity. Here’s a short glimpse into her life – and if you’re already getting tired watching this, just imagine what it meant for her.
In light of the recent tragedy at the Krefeld Zoo, where 30 of our fellow beings died in a ravaging fire, zoos once again seem to be on so many peoples minds – but let’s be reminded, an innocent life behind bars is a long tragedy in itself.
Please don’t support zoos.
I made this footage in 2013 for the Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants who were fighting for the rights of these beautiful non-human animals.