By Michael Konopasek
SEATTLE -- A Washington state appeals court is expected to decide by Wednesday the future of two Seattle elephants living at Woodland Park Zoo. Seattle zoo officials are pushing for the animals to be moved to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Woodland Park Zoo's attorney says the Oklahoma City Zoo offers a larger exhibit with other elephants -- a better place, he says, for Bamboo and Chai.
Activists disagree, in a lawsuit against Woodland Park Zoo, saying zoos are not a good option for the pair.
Video provided to KING 5 from the Oklahoma City Zoo shows where 48-year-old Bamboo and 36-year-old Chai would interact with older and younger elephants in a larger area than what Seattle has offered. The zoo in Oklahoma says the two animals would live in a $13 million, nine-acre exhibit.
"They have their routine where they get their bath. That's when the keepers are able to look over their whole body to make sure they don't have any medical issues," said Jennifer D'Agostino, Oklahoma City Zoo's director of veterinary services. "Then they get their breakfast. As soon as they're done with that, [keepers\ send them outside. They get to spend the entire day outside." Video.