2010-12-09 / Family

New elephant exhibit at the L.A. Zoo

SHOWER TIME—A new elephant habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo provides pachyderms with wading pools and other amenities. Graphic courtesy of Jason Jacobs SHOWER TIME—A new elephant habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo provides pachyderms with wading pools and other amenities. Graphic courtesy of Jason Jacobs The Los Angeles Zoo will open its new Elephants of Asia habitat Thurs., Dec. 16 at the zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.

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.

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