Penzi is six months old today! Over the last month, she’s been spending more time foraging, playing more with the herd (instead of on her own), and has been more vocal. We hope… more ›
Elephant calf Penzi just learned another important skill! She has figured out how to use her trunk to throw dirt on her back in a behavior called “dusting”. This natural skill helps keep… more ›
Looks like Penzi bit off a little more than she can chew! While adult elephants can easily consume twigs and branches, little Penzi still has lots of growing to do before she could… more ›
A critical component to wellness is preventative care. Our elephant team participates in many aspects of preventative care with each member of the herd. Our elephants participate in these wellness training sessions voluntarily,… more ›
Little Penzi now weighs over 600 pounds! That might sound like a lot, but look at how small that is compared to the recent weights of the rest of our herd: Mabu: 13,015… more ›
Elephant calf Penzi recently discovered a round clump of twigs! She had fun dragging and rolling them around while her family browsed on larger branches.
Listen close! There is some interesting elephant behavior in this quick clip. Mother elephant Semba walks by, but her young calf Penzi doesn’t follow. Turn your sound on to hear Semba emit a… more ›
Though elephant calves nurse for years, learning how to eat vegetation is an important skill to master! Baby Penzi learns from watching her family and mimicking their behaviors. You can even see a… more ›
Let’s talk about toes! Penzi is showing off how African elephants have four toenails on each front foot and three on each back foot.These nails help protect a pocket of fatty tissue within… more ›
Monsoons mean mud, and mud means fun! Enjoy this video of baby Penzi and her sister Nandi enjoying fresh mud after a rainy storm.