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Elephant Species at the Topeka Zoo

Posted By on August 23, 2016 in Get The Facts

Elephant Species at the Topeka Zoo

Why We Have Both Species at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center?

elephant1The Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center is unique in its opportunity to provide a home for both African and Asian Elephants. In 1976, the Topeka Zoo began exhibiting Asian and African elephants together to educate zoo guests about the difference between the two species. In 2012, the Topeka Zoo committed to providing a permanent home to its aging elephants with the eventual long-term plan of managing a breeding herd of African elephants through a future elephant expansion project.