Four elephants moved to San Diego Zoo from Wild Animal Park

Ranchipur, the Asian bull elephant at the Wild Animal Park, during a training session this week in preparation for the move.
Ranchipur, the Asian bull elephant at the Wild Animal Park, during a training session this week in preparation for the move.

2009-04-25 - San Diego, California, United States , Tony Perry

After a year of planning and an hourlong trip on Interstate 15, four adult Asian elephants arrived safely today at the San Diego Zoo from the zoo's Wild Animal Park. The four -- the bull Ranchipur and the females Cookie, Mary and Cha Cha -- are set to star in the zoo's new Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey, which will open May 23. The zoo's three resident elephants will also be part of the exhibit, the largest (7.5 acres), most expensive ($45 million) and most complex (30 species) in zoo h...

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