Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield responded to concerns raised by inspectors about the handling of elephants long before a zookeeper was killed by an elephant last week, zoo officials said.
A longtime zookeeper in southwest Missouri was killed Friday when he was charged by an elephant, a spokeswoman for the city of Springfield said.
She’s only around a month old, but the St. Louis Zoo’s newest Asian elephant made her public debut Wednesday.
More than 50,000 votes have come in for the contest to name the new baby girl elephant at the St. Louis and the winning name is:
The yet-to-be named female elephant calf weighs over 250 pounds.
One of the most popular and certainly one of the biggest attractions at the St. Louis Zoo is celebrating a milestone birthday next week.
Vote in the online poll now!
The Zoo will announce a “Name the Baby Elephant” poll later this week.
Zoo health experts say they detected disease early and can successfully treat it.