GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) – Two elephants will be moving from the Garden City zoo to Colorado.
The Garden City Commission voted Tuesday to move the elephants, Missy and Kimba, to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A zoo committee recommended that the aging elephants be moved so they can have a better social life and become part of another elephant herd before one of them dies. They will join four other female African elephants in Colorado.
The committee said the Colorado zoo also has stable financing and leadership.
KWCH reports http://bit.ly/1Krx266 ) Missy, who is 46, is among the oldest elephants in an American Zoological Association facility. Kimba is 33. The two have been together for more than 30 years.
No transfer date has been set.