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Apr. 2013 - Elephant Reserve - Elephant House

The only viewing that is available in the Elephant House. This is the female half of the building.

Apr. 2013 - Elephant Reserve - Elephant House
Moebelle, 9 Apr 2013
    • Moebelle
      The only viewing that is available in the Elephant House. This is the female half of the building.

      Elephant Reserve, opened in 2008 after the renovation of Vanishing Giants, in an area that has been exhibiting elephants and other pachyderms since the zoo's opening in 1875. The main feature of the exhibit is a 1.5 acre female habitat showcasing the zoo's stars, Schottzie, Mai-Thai, and Jati. The exhibit includes a 60,000 gallon pool that is located right next to one of the many viewing areas. Sabu, the bull, has his own habitat that was added in the year 2006. Sabu came originally came to the zoo around 1997, and again in 2008. In the cold weather, the visitors can still view the Indian elephants in the national landmark Elephant House that was built in 1906 when it first featured other herbivores like rhinos, hippos, kangaroos, and giraffes. It is still is the largest complete concrete building of its kind and gives a Taj Mahal like appearance. Together, Elephant Reserve is 3.5 acres, currently the largest exhibit at the zoo. The zoo has only bred one elephant, but it was the first elephant birth in Ohio since the Ice Age. His name was Ganesh, born on March 15, 1998, from Sabu and Jati. He was transferred to the Columbus Zoo in 2003 because the zoo ddi not have the space for two bulls. Plans have been announced for Jati and Sabu to breed again, but there has not been news on her being pregnant.
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