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Chai Is Dead—Ask the Oklahoma City Zoo to Close Elephant Exhibit!

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Less than a year ago, a Seattle zoo shuttered its elephant exhibit following the death of an elephant named Watoto, who was found collapsed in her enclosure, never to get back up again. The zoo sent the two remaining elephants, Chai and Bamboo, to the Oklahoma City Zoo, even though an accredited sanctuary was standing by, ready to give them a new home. Instead of retiring to vast fields and woods to explore with companions, Chai and Bamboo were condemned to continue their miserable existence behind bars and on display. Now, Chai is dead, found collapsed in her enclosure just like Watoto was.

The Oklahoma City Zoo should do the right thing for Bamboo and the four other elephants it exhibits. Please take action today by urging the Oklahoma City Zoo to close its elephant exhibit immediately and send the elephants to a sanctuary, where they wouldn't die alone and unassisted as Chai did.

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