Welcome to part 3 of our series featuring construction photos from African Elephant Crossing, the Zoo's new elephant habitat. In Part 1
we looked behind the building and in Part 2
we looked inside the building. Now we'll look up above and out around the yards and learn about general design elements for this type of Zoo exhibit.
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Time for part two of my new series featuring behind-the-scenes photos of the construction at African Elephant Crossing, the Zoo's new world-class elephant habitat scheduled to open in Spring 2011. In my first article
, we looked at what's behind the old Pachyderm Building. Now let's venture inside.
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After yesterday's elephant update, we've had quite a few requests for photos of the construction zone for African Elephant Crossing, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's new world-class elephant exhibit scheduled to open in 2011. So, I'll be writing several blogs to share construction photos and some neat information on what is taking place "behind the fence."
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Find out how the Zoo's elephants, Jo, Moshi and Martika, are doing in Columbus and read more about the construction of African Elephant Crossing, including how the project is on track to become the first major outdoor exhibit to be LEED certified.
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As most of you know, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's three female elephants - Jo, Moshi and Martika - have been living in Columbus since September 2008 (read the press release). To address the many requests for an update on their progress, we've decided to just SHOW you. Here's a great photo of elephant keeper Mitch Zverina in front of their new digs at the Columbus Zoo. With the warmer weather upon us, you can catch them on exhibit daily. But give yourself extra time, as the Columbus Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby Asian elephant and we're told the elephant area can be crowded. And if you do make it to the Columbus Zoo, we'd love to hear how our herd is doing.
On Tuesday, September 2 the Zoo's three female elephants - Jo, Moshi and Martika - moved to the Columbus Zoo where they will stay until construction of their new home, African Elephant Crossing, is finished. A few of you have showed how much you care by sending us your farewell wishes for the elephants.
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We have kids to thank for bringing the Zoo its first elephant 100 years ago, and it turns out kids are helping again as we prepare to build a $25 million, expanded habitat for elephants.
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's three elephants will enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving feast of pumpkins at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 20. Stop by the Zoo and see if the elephants will smash, eat or smash and eat these tasty treats. The elephants will enjoy more pumpkins on Thanksgiving Day, when all visitors to the Zoo and RainForest receive FREE admission!