NewsOK camera gives behind-the-scenes look at Oklahoma City Zoo elephants

OKC Zoo and NewsOK have launched a live elephant camera at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The camera gives viewers a chance to see the elephants for the next few months before they come back on exhibit this spring.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: November 21, 2010 at 7:25 am •  Published: November 21, 2010

A live online video from inside the elephant barn at the Oklahoma City Zoo is now available 24 hours a day exclusively at NewsOK.com.

Viewers will be able to see Asian elephants Asha and Chandra whenever the two are in the community stall inside their new home.

“From now until the spring, the elephant cam will provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of Asha and Chandra,” said David Morris, director of video for OPUBCO Communications Group. “Thanks to the support and generous access from the Oklahoma City Zoo, we have perched a camera above the community stall.”

The camera is the centerpiece of the NewsOK Elephant Nation page, which documents the elephant breeding program at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Under construction

Asha and Chandra spent more than two years at the Tulsa Zoo, breeding with the bull elephant Sneezy. The sister elephants returned to Oklahoma City last month.

Asha is scheduled to give birth in May. Her calf will be the first elephant born at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Chandra's pregnancy status is still unknown.

The elephant camera will allow members of the community to reconnect with Asha and Chandra, said Dwight Scott, executive director of the zoo.

“There's been tremendous interest in the elephants being back in Oklahoma City,” Scott said.

View the live webcam


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