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On February 28, 2005 in Seattle,WA. at the Woodland Park Zoo German scientists Thomas Hildebrandt (center), head of reproduction management at the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and Frank Goeritz (right), Senior veternarian also from IZW, prepare to give Chai, an elephant, artificial insemination.  They were assisted by Pat Maluy, the lead elephant keeper at the Woodland Park Zoo, who is holding the endoscope used to visualize the elephant's passageway.  The elephant, whose legs are chained, continues to be artificially inseminated every month to this day.