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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will welcome its first bull elephant; Willy weighs in at 13,000 pounds

Willy, a 13,000-pound African bull elephant, will soon be the monarch of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Willy, a 13,000-pound African bull elephant, will soon be the monarch of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's African Elephant Crossing. The exhibit is supposed to open May 5, and Willy should arrive here from Disney Animal World before year's end.


2010-11-10 - Cleveland, Ohio, United States , James Ewinger

Today´s word is "biggest" -- as in the biggest land mammal in the world, the biggest animal the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has ever housed, and an exhibit that is expected to be the biggest draw since the RainForest opened nearly 20 years ago. The new African Elephant Crossing, set to open May 5, is also expected to attract zoo managers from around North America because of its innovations. But the biggest news right now is the arrival of Willy, a 31-year-old African bull elephant who stands ...



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