I’ve often wondered how it would feel for someone to love me so much, they peed whenever they saw me. This was how Bamboo, a fifty-year old Asian elephant, greeted her best friend, retired zookeeper Chuck, whenever he visited. She would squeal with excitement, and when she couldn’t contain herself anymore, Bamboo would relieve herself….
One of the most incredible experiences of my career was the chance to work with elephants at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. To build a unique and special relationship with such an enormous creature that could easily have crushed me as much as look at me, was, in a word, awesome.