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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Welcomes Artie from North Carolina Zoo

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Welcomes Artie from North Carolina Zoo

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Artie, African male elephant at the NC Zoo (Credit: NC Zoo) ASHEBORO N.C. (NC ZOO) - The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and North Carolina Zoo are pleased to announce that African elephant Artie arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Tuesday, January 31. Artie (Aardvark), a 40-year-old African male, was born in the wilds of Zimbabwe and brought to the United States in 1986 with a group of young elephants that were orphaned due to culling carried out by the Zimbabwe government. Artie arrived at North Carolina Zoo at the age of 15 years. North Carolina Zoo staff describes Artie as “the most talkative of the elephants at the zoo – he chortles often, especially for breakfast!” Artie has lived at the zoo since 2007, he weighs 13,900 pounds and is 11 feet tall, ...
NC Zoo Lifts Restrictions, Welcomes New Animals

NC Zoo Lifts Restrictions, Welcomes New Animals

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(Scott Pelkey /Acme News) ASHEBORO NC - You can now visit the NC Zoo without a reservation, and its just in time to catch a glimpse of the Zoo's newest animals. On June 29th the NC Zoo announced they would resume normal operations, with no capacity limits, starting July 1st, 2021. Both the North America and Africa entrances and parking lots will be open daily along with all indoor buildings, which includes habitats, restaurants, and gift shops. The Zoo has dropped it requirement for face coverings, but they are still required on the Giraffe Deck which is back open along with most all of the Zoo's seasonal attractions, including the Carousel, Kaleidoscope Butterfly Garden, Treehouse Trek, and Zoofari. Air Hike which will remain closed until training new staff can be trained. Trams ...
The North Carolina Zoo Welcomes African Elephant Louie

The North Carolina Zoo Welcomes African Elephant Louie

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Photo provided by NC Zoo ASHEBORO NC (NC ZOO) - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce an African bull elephant, Louie, is joining the Zoo’s herd. Louie arrived May 25, and he is settling in well to his new habitat. Louie is an 18-year-old male African elephant, born April 30, 2003, at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio. On June 22, 2017, he went to the Omaha Zoo in Nebraska as part of their breeding program. Louie’s move to the North Carolina Zoo is a recommendation from the African Elephant Species Survival Plan (SSP) through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The gradual process of introducing Louie to the Zoo’s herd is already underway. The keepers are hopeful that Louie and one of the Zoo’s females will produce offspring. “The elephant team is excited to have Louie join our h...