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Indianapolis Zoo - African Elephant Exhibit

July 2008. One of the better elephant habitats in North America.

Indianapolis Zoo - African Elephant Exhibit
snowleopard, 26 Aug 2008
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    • snowleopard
      July 2008. One of the better elephant habitats in North America.
    • mstickmanp
      Wow, it is a good exhibit. I hope the LA zoo's elephant exhibit becomes one of the best in North America.
    • snowleopard
      There is some hotwire in the Indianapolis elephant exhibit, but it was still shocking to actually see grass there. Most elephant paddocks are dry and dusty.
    • mstickmanp
      Was the hotwire on the small trees? Most zoos put the hotwire on the trees so the elephants won't destroy them.
    • snowleopard
      You're right. If you look closely at the photo you'll be able to barely make out the images of wired poles around the two trees.
    • BlackRhino
      They should also give them some trees specifically for them to destroy.
    • JaxElephant
      This looks like a great exhibit, how big is this exhibit.
    • snowleopard
      I believe it is 2 acres in size, and there are 7 elephants (2.5) with 3 of them being ten years old or younger. This will possibly be regarded as a mid-sized exhibit in the United States in the future, but at the moment it is arguably one of the best in North America.
    • reduakari
      At $10K+ each, not even Disney will "sacrifice" large living trees.....
    • mstickmanp
      The LA Zoo is going to give, or is giving, one live tree a month to Billy for one full year. I don't know if they've started already or if they are doing it once Pachyderm Forest opens.
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