Ending the Elephant Program at Woodland Park Zoo

Today the Woodland Park Zoo announced, with great sadness, that it would be phasing out its elephant exhibit and transferring its two Asian elephants, Chai and Bamboo, to another AZA-accredited facility. Their reasoning is clear yet nuanced. Let’s take a moment to walk through it.

A Look Back at the Seattle Mariners in 2014

The 2014 Major League Baseball season is winding down, so it’s as good a time as any to look back at the Seattle Mariners’ year and draw some conclusions. Back in April, I wrote this post speculating on what might unfold over the course of the year. Let’s revisit.


Check out this report on Vip, one of the silverback male gorillas at the Woodland Park Zoo, and his recent surgery.


I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the water management issue on the west coast of the United States.

Recap of Microsoft News Today

Here’s a recap of Microsoft’s news today:

New Giraffe Arrives at Woodland Park Zoo

The Woodland Park Zoo here in Seattle just announced today the arrival of a new male giraffe, Dave, transferred from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.

New Cheetah Exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo

I finally made it over to the zoo this morning to see the new cheetah exhibit, and thankfully the cheetahs were up and wandering around!  I got some good pics. Enjoy!

Expanding knowledge about kangaroos

The Woodland Park Zoo blog has a fascinating post today about the wallaby and wallaroo joeys being raised there. The whole family of macropodidae, including kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies, have a bizarre and perilous gestation and birth process.

Delta vs. Alaska: The Battle in Seattle

Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines have had a strong partnership for several years, but it looks like it’s unraveling quickly. A long time ago (in airline years), there was Northwest Orient Airlines, which was a major carrier from North America to the Asia-Pacific Region.  It subsequently dropped the word “Orient” for the obvious sensibilities, and […]

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