Harry Frazier Family Elephant Encounter

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.)

Meet Our Elephants

Learn about our Elephant Care (March 1, 2018)

View Press Release about Exhibit Opening


See the Viewing Schedule 

  • The elephant herd is on exhibit at varying times while they continue to bond. 
  • The usual time for calf viewing is 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.
  • Weight on 10/17 was 375 lbs. Gaining 1 lbs. per day.
  • Male calf born August 2, 2019. Now 2 months old.
  • The winning name for our Calf Naming Contest was FITZ!

Meet Fitz the elephant calf! See the latest info on the elephant herd including a weekly blog, photos & videos, conservation information, frequently asked questions and more.

Follow their journey