By Cindy Risi [Letter to Editor\
Re: "Trunkloads of bittersweet adieus," Valerie Fortney, Opinion, March 15.
While we love to see the elephants at the zoo, I fully agree with the decision to find new homes for our beloved pachyderms.
I recently was treated to a "behind the scenes with the giraffes" and loved every minute of the experience. It was one of the colder days in February and not many people were at the zoo. My family and I went to see the elephants, since they were indoors. It was a sad encounter indeed. During the time we were there, only two or three other people visited.
The elephants looked bored or sad or both. One listlessly pushed a ball for a bit, then rested its head on one of the bars. They may have been missing their pal, Spike. Perhaps
being cooped up due to the weather was affecting them. Whatever the case, we felt that it was a good move to send them to larger environs where they can spend more time outside and interacting. I have been to the Smithsonian Zoo, and it is a wonderful facility. I am sure they will love their new home.