Kansas City Zoo announces addition of young male elephant

Tamani weighs in at close to 6,000 pounds. He currently resides with three other bull elephants at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama.
Tamani weighs in at close to 6,000 pounds. He currently resides with three other bull elephants at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama.

2015-10-02 - Kansas City, United States , Chris Oberholtz

The Kansas City Zoo is preparing for a bull African elephant arrival sometime this month. Tamani, meaning "hope" in Swahilli, will turn 10 on Oct. 17 and will join six female African elephants that are past their reproductive years. But zoo officials hope to acquire younger females in the future.

"While our females are not in their reproductive years, it is our intent to exhibit some in the future," said Randy Wisthoff, the zoo´s executive director. "Tamani provides us the o...

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