By Associated Press - Thursday, April 23, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle zoo officials say the two elephants moving to Oklahoma will likely spend a few weeks in San Diego before continuing their journey.

The aging Asian pachyderms changed course in Salt Lake City and then stopped in California instead of heading straight to Oklahoma last week after being diverted by a storm.

The chief operating officer of the Woodland Park Zoo said Thursday that Chai and Bamboo are doing well in San Diego, eating and drinking as expected. They are being cared for by the people who worked with them at the Seattle zoo.

Bruce Bohmke says the elephants weren’t taken back on the road right away after stopping in California on Friday because it takes time to arrange their travel with all the parties involved.

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