On May 13, 2011, the Zoo's 29-year-old African elephant, Shenga, ventured into the North Pool at African Elephant Crossing and surprised our visitors by taking a very enthusiastic bath in the pool. We were lucky enough to catch the entire thing on video — and here it is.
Favorite Elephant Moments
We rummaged through our video archives to share with you our favorite video clips involving the Zoo's three female elephants, Moshi, Jo and Martika, from 2007 and 2008. From painting at ZOObilee! to their farewell cakes at the Trunk Party, we think you'll enjoy looking back as we also look forward to construction of their new world class exhibit, African Elephant Crossing, expected to open in 2011.
Elephant Update, August 2009
Find out how African elephants "Jo," "Moshi" and "Martika" and their keepers are doing in Columbus during the construction of African Elephant Crossing, and meet Beco, the Columbus Zoo's baby Asian elephant.