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Fresno zoo elephants slim down on healthy diet

Kara the elephant munches on hay while moving about her enclosure, eating food placed in small batches in several spots in the Chaffee Zoo exhibit.  Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/06/02/1955647/fresno-zoo-elephants-slim-down.html#ixzz0pmatrDqi
Kara the elephant munches on hay while moving about her enclosure, eating food placed in small batches in several spots in the Chaffee Zoo exhibit. Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/06/02/1955647/fresno-zoo-elephants-slim-down.html#ixzz0pmatrDqi


2010-06-03 - Fresno, United States
Shaunzi and Kara are the Valley´s biggest losers. Together, the once-portly pachyderm pair have lost a ton -- 2,175 pounds, to be exact -- after keepers at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo put the two on a diet. The result, they hope, will be longer and healthier lives for the elephants. Shaunzi, the larger of the two, started the weight-loss program in January 2009 at 10,245 pounds and now weighs 9,135 pounds -- down more than 10%. Kara´s results have been similar. Tipping the scales at 9,800...



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