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Protests Continue After Maggie Relocation Decision

by Heather Balderson / KTUU-TV

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Protesters can't understand why the Alaska Zoo board of directors decided not to move Maggie until next spring.

Protesters can't understand why the Alaska Zoo board of directors decided not to move Maggie until next spring.

The board say weather and costs were the reasons for their decision

The board say weather and costs were the reasons for their decision

ANCHORAGE, Alaska --

Protests continue at the Alaska Zoo for Maggie the elephant to be relocated before winter hits.

The zoo's board of directors voted to move Maggie in June to a warmer climate.

Animal rights groups had hoped that would happen before the winter season arrives.

But the zoo announced last week that it will postpone Maggie's move until next spring. It says it has a list of the top five locations, but weather and the cost of the move are the main factors in waiting.

The Alaska Zoo says it's committed to moving Maggie when the time is right.

Contact Heather Balderson at hbalderson@ktuu.com

 

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