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Elephant Encounters: Elbow Room: Zoo's giants getting more space

Mike Connolly, an assistant curator of large mammals, gives a vegetable treat to Tulsa Zoo elephant Gunda after a ceremony Friday to dedicate the zoo’s new Elephant Encounters Demonstration Yard, which will open to the public Saturday
Mike Connolly, an assistant curator of large mammals, gives a vegetable treat to Tulsa Zoo elephant Gunda after a ceremony Friday to dedicate the zoo’s new Elephant Encounters Demonstration Yard, which will open to the public Saturday


2007-04-14 - Tulsa, United States , ALTHEA PETERSON

Gunda, Sneezy and Sooky, the zoo's resident Asian elephants, will now roam the Elephant Encounters Demonstration Yard, as well as an expanded reserve. Jodi Koch, the zoo's public relations manager, said the the new yard gives the elephants 3,500 square feet more to explore. The reserve had 13,000 square feet added to accommodate the bull elephant, Sneezy. Overall, the project cost $550,000.



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