Mikki and Punch’s exhibit has changed considerably over the years as innovations and standards have developed and as the needs of the individuals and group change. In 2016, the most recent upgrade took place allowing for new protected contact management, improvements to their indoor space, numerous enrichment features and the expansion of outdoor space, with new flexible gating that could be used to facilitate the management of a new calf.
These enhancements exceed new elephant management standards put forth by the AZA, of which your Zoo is an accredited member institution. (See more details about the upgrades in the spring 2016 issue of the Trunkline.)
FOLLOW MIKKI AND FITZ
Fitz was born August 2, 2019. He’s now 5 months old.
The elephant herd is on exhibit at varying times while they continue to bond. The usual time for calf viewing is 1 :30 to 3:30 p.m. daily, rain or shine. On very inclement days, guests will be invited in small groups into the elephant barn. As always, viewing times are subject to change due to the cooperation of weather, animals and zoo maintenance.
Meet Fitz the elephant calf! See the latest info on the elephant herd including a updates, conservation information, frequently asked questions and more.