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Kansas zoo's elephants to be shipped to Colorado Springs

By: Associated Press
September 2, 2015 Updated: September 2, 2015 at 9:12 am
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photo - Photo via Lee Richardson Zoo
Photo via Lee Richardson Zoo 

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Two elephants will be moving from the Garden City zoo to Colorado Springs.

The Garden City Commission voted Tuesday to move the elephants, Missy and Kimba, to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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 Springs.

The committee said Cheyenne Mountain 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.

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Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/

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