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November 29, 2012

What's New at Electric Safari?

Electric Safari is less than two weeks away, and the Zoo is buzzing with excitement about this year’s event. The event will boast over one million lights, Santa through December 23, keeper talks all 21 nights, select animal exhibit viewings and the big reveal of the new elephant barn! If your eyes just widened because this is the first you are hearing the BIG BARN NEWS you’d better keep reading.

For the very first time, the new elephant barn (and the four lovely elephant ladies inside) will be accessible to the public – only during the evenings of Electric Safari! This will be your only chance to see the girls and their new indoor home until later this winter.

Curious about what you’ll encounter during the Electric Safari Elephant Barn opening? Upon entering the Encounter Africa area, you will experience the sheer size of African elephants with four life-sized sculptures. Proceed to the sky bridge, which will give you stunning views of the city on your way to the viewing area of the elephant barn.

The new elephant barn is 2/3 the size of a football field, giving our four elephants lots of space for training and enrichment. During Electric Safari, you might get to see an elephant splash herself in an elephant-operated warm-water shower, play in her sand stall, or use her trunk to eat carrots, cabbage or fruit out of a life-sized enrichment tree built specifically for our barn.

We know everyone has missed seeing the elephants, and Electric Safari is your chance to visit the Zoo and once again admire the size and beauty of our four African elephants. Electric Safari runs Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9 and Friday, December 14 - Tuesday, January 1 (Electric Safari closed Christmas Eve) from 5:30 - 8:30pm nightly. For more information about Electric Safari visit: www.cmzoo.org/ElectricSafari.

Need a reminder of who is who? Read more about each of our four elephants here: http://cmzoo.org/exhibitsAttractions/encounterAfrica/animals.asp.

1 comment:

Cindi said...

Soooo excited... Love the Light Safari and can't wait to see the elephants and their new home!!