Goodbye, Bamboo and Chai!

Woodland Park Zoo’s Asian elephants, Bamboo (age 47) and Chai (age 35), left for their new home at the Oklahoma City Zoo yesterday evening. After the zoo’s African elephant, Watoto, died last year, WPZ decided to find a new home with a large, multi-generational herd for Bamboo and Chai.

Here are some photos I’ve taken of the elephants at Woodland Park Zoo:

Bamboo (Asian elephant)

Bamboo (Asian elephant)

Chai (Asian elephant)

Chai (Asian elephant)

Watoto (African elephant)

Watoto (African elephant)

Categories: Photography, Seattle | 1 Comment

One Response to Goodbye, Bamboo and Chai!

  1. Margaret

    I read that Watoto was 45, and the average life expectancy of an African Elephant in captivity is 33… Watoto did good 🙂 As always, lovely pictures!

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