For the last couple of years the elephants of the Cleveland Zoo have been in Columbus, this year they return to the Cleveland Zoo as the new exhibit area is complete. They have named the new area African Elephant Crossing. Here is a picture of the new enclosure taken during our visit in May.
As you can see the area available to the elephants has been greatly enlarged. Here is a picture of the old exhibit area from 2007.
They are also welcoming new additions to the elephant home. Shenga, from the Omaha Zoo, and Willy, a full grown African male elephant arrived from Disney’s Animal Kingdom near Orlando Florida. Willy is the only male to join the otherwise all female group.