Mila the elephant debuts at zoo
As elephants go, Mila is diminutive. The African elephant moved to the San Diego Zoo in November and is ready for public viewing.
The 41-year-old elephant was in quarantine at the zoo’s Prebys Elephant Care Center until mid-January, getting used to her new surroundings. Now she’ll get to explore at her own pace and continue to work with her keepers as she gets used to the sights and sounds of the zoo’s other elephants, according to the zoo.
Mila made the move to San Diego after the death of Helen Schofield, founder, operator and elephant project manager of the Franklin Zoo & Wildlife Sanctuary in New Zealand.
Mila and other elephants are a part of the work of San Diego Zoo Global conservation efforts at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.
The zoo is at 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego. For more information, visit zoo.sandiegozoo.org or call (619) 231-1515.
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