How’s this for big: 8,000 pounds. Times four. Read on for news about our expanded herd of 4-ton pachyderms, plus details on creative solutions to sizable threats that elephants face in the wild. Also in this issue: A Zoo moment captured by one of our photographers makes a massive impact on social media, and we’re giving huge thanks to our members all August long.
Bringing Shaunzi to the Zoo was the culmination of an extensive, multifaceted effort. But it’s just the beginning of the 46-year-old female elephant’s L.A. story. Get an inside look at the planning that went into her move from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, and the process – now underway – of getting her acclimated to a new home and herd.