Arrow-right Camera
News >  Region

Former Seattle zoo elephant found dead

In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Chai, left, and Bamboo, right, two Asian elephants from Seattle, check out their new enclosure at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Chai, one of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year,  died July 30. Zoo records now show that Bamboo has been bitten by her new herd members. (Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press)
In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Chai, left, and Bamboo, right, two Asian elephants from Seattle, check out their new enclosure at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Chai, one of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year, died July 30. Zoo records now show that Bamboo has been bitten by her new herd members. (Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press)

SEATTLE – One of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year has died.

KIRO-TV reported the Oklahoma City Zoo announced Saturday morning over Twitter that female elephant “Chai” was found dead in the elephant yard.

Chai and Bamboo arrived at their new home in Oklahoma City last spring.

Staff will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.


Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter

There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com

You have been successfully subscribed!