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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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Asian Elephant Asha’s Baby Bump-date

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is home to a seven-member, multi-generational Asian elephant herd with one on the way! Asha, 26, is in the home stretch of her approximate 22-month gestation period at 21 months pregnant. Due in late January, early February 2022, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Asha’s fourth Asian elephant calf. Keep reading for a bump-date on Asha’s pregnancy from the Zoo’s Elephants and Rhinos Curator, Rachel Emory: “In preparation... Read More
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