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Video Series - Elephants Rule the San Diego Zoo this Summer

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  • Elephants Rule the San Diego Zoo this Summer Video
  • Elephant Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo
  • Elephant Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo
  • Elephant Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo
  • Elephant Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo
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One of the largest -- literally -- attractions at the San Diego Zoo is the elephant habitat. Located in the Elephant Odyssey, the 2.4-acre habitat is home to seven elephants, one African and six Asian animals.

Temba, Ranchipur, Cookie and the rest of the gang love the San Diego weather. When they get a little warm, the elephants flock to the special trees nicknamed "utilitrees" that provide shade and food. These trees are more suitable for the elephant habitat, as normal trees are easily knocked down by the hefty creatures. The elephants also love to play in the habitat's pools; the deepest pool holds more than 100,000 gallons of water--perfect for cooling off on a warm summer day!

On a recent visit to the San Diego Zoo, senior keeper Ron Ringer gave SanDiego.com a close-up look at the elephants. Watch the video above to learn more about the animals.

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  • City: San Diego
  • Organization: San Diego Zoo
  • Venue: Balboa Park, San Diego