2010-12-09 / Family
New elephant exhibit at the L.A. Zoo
The habitat will include features that are dedicated to the health and welfare of the elephants, such as bathing pools, sandy hills, varied topography, enrichment opportunities and a state-of-the-art barn.
Elephants of Asia will focus on the connection between elephants and the cultures of Thailand, India, China and Cambodia. The exhibit will highlight the shrinking natural habitat of elephants and allow visitors to contribute to conservation programs that support elephants in their native countries.
Featured in the new habitat will be Billy, the L.A. Zoo’s 25-yearold male Asian elephant, and Tina and Jewel, two female Asian elephants who arrived from the San Diego Zoo in November.
Admission to the zoo is $14 for adults and $9 for children ages 2 to 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
For more information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit www.lazoo.org.