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Multi-Acre Asian Elephant Exhibit

Aug. 21st, 2010.

Multi-Acre Asian Elephant Exhibit
snowleopard, 8 Feb 2011
    • snowleopard
      Aug. 21st, 2010.
    • snowleopard
      When I visited the Rio Grande Zoo in August of 2010 there was a sign up at the elephant exhibit stating that the zoo's 6 elephants (2.4) had 5.5 acres to roam. There is a separate bull yard, and the recent developments to the exhibit make it one of the largest elephant habitats in North America.
    • Otter Lord
      The viewing is rather difficult though. Isn't there more room in the back of the enclosure that you cannot see. When I went in the summer, I don't remember a pool being this big before.
    • snowleopard
      I agree with you in regards to the viewing, and in my review of this zoo back in August I even remarked that I found it difficult to believe that there was actually 5.5 acres for the elephants. There was a lot of construction still going on at the time, the pool is huge, and the two bulls have a separate yard that is not nearly as large as the main one. Perhaps the zoo is still planning to improve viewing conditions...
    • Otter Lord
      Yeah they need to improve this exhibit because they definitely have the framework or space for a good exhibit. The viewing area was nice, but they definitely need more viewing places of possibly the room in the back.
    • DelacoursLangur
      This exhibit has only ~2.1 acres of outdoor space. I know this is old but I was curious and measured it, nowhere near the falsely claimed 5.5.
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