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ADDITIONAL CARE FOR GERIATRIC ASIAN ELEPHANT, BAMBOO

Like people, as animals age, their abilities and needs evolve.  Especially with animals that are considered geriatric or at an age that is near or beyond the average life expectancy for their species. The Oklahoma City Zoo’s approximately 56-year-old female Asian elephant, Bamboo, is one of many geriatric animals in the Zoo’s care. Bamboo is part of a multigenerational herd of eight Asian elephants including Rex (54), Asha (27), Chandra (26), Kandula (21) Achara (8), Kairavi... Read More
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