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


  • Male calf born Friday, August 2 at 11:24 p.m.
  • Birth measurements: 38.5 inches tall, 30.3 inches long (body, head to tail) and 78 inches from tip of trunk to tip of tail.
  • Weight on 8/20 was 290 lbs.
  • Mikki and calf are off exhibit and bonding. Check here for updates.
  • Asian elephant Punch may be on exhibit at varying times while she bonds with Mikki and calf. Check here for updates.

Find out the latest information about Mikki and her new calf. There are blogs, press releases, a photo/video gallery, information on conservation, our elephants, Frequently Asked Questions and more.

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