Elephant Art

Shaba 1“Shaba,” Reid Park Zoo’s African elephant, is back at the canvas.  She is creating a unique piece of art, but also participating in a behavior training session that helps keep her active and interested in her surroundings.  Zoo Keeper Gale blows a small whistle when Shaba responds to a verbal prompt, and occasionally rewards Shaba with small pieces of fruit.  If Shaba doesn’t want to participate she can choose to walk away, but usually she enjoys being an artist!