This week, we launched the Elephant Nation page on NewsOK. The OKC Zoo has elephants, but they are leaving. Not on an unhappy trip though:
“The elephants leave in June to breed with a male at the Tulsa Zoo. Their return hinges on two timelines: conception and construction.”
The Oklahoman’s Carrie Coppernoll was the lead reporter on this assignment. At first, she scheduled a studio intervew with the interim zoo director. Then she took her camera to the zoo. Paige Dillard and Chase Estus went on a third video interview with Carrie back at the zoo.
As it turned out, we have six videos ranging from interviews with a man who trained the elephants when they were young to a history of elephants in OKC.
Just wait until we add the Elephant ringtone.