Elephants Traveling from Seattle to Oklahoma Stop in SoCal - NBC 7 San Diego

Elephants Traveling from Seattle to Oklahoma Stop in SoCal

48-year-old Bamboo and 36-year-old Chai were taken to the San Diego Zoo.



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    Two elephants heading to the Oklahoma City Zoo made a temporary pit stop at the San Diego Zoo.

    Bamboo, 48, and Chai, 36, both female Asian elephants, were traveling from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle to the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma when they stopped at the San Diego Zoo due to health concerns.

    The elephants arrived early Friday and were placed in quarantine at the Conrad Prebys Elephant Care Center as animal care staff evaluated their condition. As of Sunday, there was no update on their condition, a Zoo spokeswoman said.

    The Elephant Care Center was opened in 2009 for ailing and geriatric elephants. The specialized care center provides care to a variety of elephants from varying backgrounds and is currently home to seven elephants, including both African and Asian species.