Toledo Zoo opens new $15M elephant exhibit
Sat, 19 May 2012 23:08:54 GMT —
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The elephants at one Ohio zoo have a new home to roam.
The Toledo Zoo is showing off its new $15 million elephant exhibit this weekend. Zoo officials say the new area will give its four elephants more places to move and stretch their trunks. The area called the Tembo Trail also has spruced up the zoo's home for its lions, rhinos and hippos.
The zoos director tells The Toledo Blade that zookeepers will be able to raise and lower the food hanging from man-made trees to give the elephants a little extra physical and mental stimulation. The exhibit also gives visitors a better view of the elephants, including the baby of the group, 800-pound Lucas who was born last June.