Today, instead of showing a complete post, I'm going to show a few relevant photos that were taken in early August, 2015.
The first time that my friend Sally and I went to the zoo, we took the tram, as we did recently on my birthday.
In case you missed the photos I shared on the new elephant complex, here is what the area looked like eight months ago.
The plastic fence was the focal point in every photo.
At least one of the structures was in place, or at least taking shape back then. You can see a small portion of the new barn where the elephants are now stored, if you look closely in the upper left of the background.
This is possibly the start of the concession area. Note how open the area is in the background.
It was obvious the new facility needed to be built.
This is where Stephanie, our only African elephant until March of this year, was held. I've never seen her, though.
Not my usual Second look because today I showed a few photos I took last year at the zoo, but only those that were relevant to the African elephants and the upcoming “Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley” exhibit. All words were written specifically for this post, not copied and pasted in their entirety along with the photos from a previous post as is normally the case for my second look posts.
BTW, the zoo did extensive research to determine social, dietary, and living habits for at least two years before applying for these beautiful creatures. Tentatively, my friend Sally, who is a member of the zoo, and I as her guest, will be visiting the exhibit on either May 11 or 12, depending on the weather. Of course I'll have my camera handy.
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