Lily Tomlin vs. Oregon Zoo: Poll respondents lean toward keeping elephants in Portland

Packy, steaming from a bath, gets a banana from Oregon Zoo elephant curator Bob Lee.
Packy, steaming from a bath, gets a banana from Oregon Zoo elephant curator Bob Lee.

2013-12-16 - Portland, United States
An online poll Friday asking, "Should the Oregon Zoo keep its elephants?" drew 5,332 responses. The results: Yes: 3,066 votes or 57.5 percent, No: 2,266 votes or 42.5 percent. The poll was prompted by news Friday morning that comedian-turned-animal-activist had emailed the Oregon Zoo and Metro, which operates the zoo. Her goal: persuade the zoo to send Packy, the zoo´s beloved, 51-year-old male Asian elephant to a sanctuary.

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