Elephants on the road to Oklahoma

Ponca City Now - May 12, 2015 8:52 am

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle’s elephants are back on the road to Oklahoma City.

KIRO-TV reports (http://is.gd/1DMFkR ) Chai and Bamboo left San Diego on Monday night and are expected to take 25 to 30 hours to complete their journey to their new home at the Oklahoma City zoo.

The elephants left Seattle’s Woodland Park zoo last month, but a snowstorm in the Rockies forced their caravan to change plans and head for a stop in San Diego.

The move has been controversial and debated in the city council to the courts. Opponents of the move wanted the elephants to be sent to a sanctuary, not another zoo.

Once they get to Oklahoma City, the pair of Asian elephants will be quarantined for 30 days as is standard procedure.

Then they will join five other elephants already at that zoo.


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