Woodland Park Zoo hastily transported Bamboo and Chai on April 15th out of Seattle headed to the Oklahoma City Zoo. This is the same day an injunction was denied and the same day when a proposed ordinance was made public. NOAA’s forecasts for April 15th reported: heavy snow, fog, strong winds and tornadoes for the states along the transport route.
This reckless transport endangered the elephants’ lives and caused them to be in a windowless steel box/crate for even more time—detouring an additional 740 miles. Now they are holed up in what resembles a prison holding cell. (See video below)
Friends has called for an investigation by the USDA. A reported escape of a lion is the subject of another USDA complaint. Links to USDA complaints: