Today is one of my top 5 favorite days of the year, I know to some they may think it’s crazy, but elephants are one of my favorite animals. They are extremely intelligent and have a great memory that spans over years. They form deep family bonds and are led by the matriarch – being the oldest and often largest female of the herd. They display different emotions – anger, play, joy and grief. They are the largest land animal in the world and there are two different species African and Asian Elephants.

The Buffalo Zoo has two Asian Elephants – Surapa and Jothi. You can visit them in the elephant yard and house today for some fun activities taking place for World Elephant Day.

-B

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{my trip to see the elephants at the Buffalo Zoo a couple years ago, this is Surapa inside the elephant house}

surapa 2

{her keepers doing enrichment activities with her}

surapa 1

{me and my niece with her}

 

 

 

 

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