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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Tennessee’s largest zoo will expand its elephant exhibit to include a 20-ton-large elephant cub, a move that will help save the park the $872,000 in fees it would incur if the animal were born on its own.
TUSCALOOSA-Chattanooga Zoo officials announced Friday they’re joining forces with a Tennessee nonprofit, Save the Elephant, to support the project. It would be the largest expansion to its African elephant exhibit in nearly a decade.
“It’s not about saving money or saving time or saving trees,” said Todd Young, executive director of the Tennessee Elephant Project. “What we’re doing is we’re using this to make the park work better and better for the people who live here.”
The Elephant Project helps raise money and improve operations at the zoo by promoting elephant conservation and educating visitors about endangered elephants around the world. It runs its own elephant exhibit and works to train zoos about elephant welfare and education and to promote elephant conservation programs.
TUSCALOOSA-Chattanooga Zoo Executive Director Peter Bortz and CEO Ron Davis announced the expansion of their elephant exhibit Thursday. They want visitors to consider the elephant’s unique social role and how it interacts with a range of habitats, including humans.
“We are so very, very excited that our elephants can now be together and have the freedom of a human being for a few hours in the morning and evening,” said John Thompson, an assistant curator with the elephant project. “To see our elephants with one another, it makes me happy and so I just want to thank the elephant project so much, because we had to work so hard.바카라사이트”
On the zoo’s Facebook page, TUSCALOOSA-Chattanooga Zoo announced the zoo’s plan to open a large, enclosed, indoor elephant exhibit. They’re planning to build in th바카라사이트e city’s existing elephant barn on Main Street and have an elephant baby, an “emotional and social” elephant, a “sad, quiet and quiet.”
“We had some people come up to the [zoo] at the end of Thursday’s announcement and say thank you, and they’re also saying, ‘Thank you for caring for these little babies우리카지노,'” said Tom Smith, who lives in Knoxville with his mother and son. “I’