Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer of Magpies

You know summer has arrived when you can find those twice-daily programs at Elephant Encounter. Visitors are thrilled to see Baby Zuri working alongside with her mom Christie each day, while learning more about how our keepers make sure the elephants are healthy.

Outside of the programs, however, Zuri has quite a bit of fun chasing magpies around her yard. Keepers talk about how Zuri really makes sure her yard is "secure!" They say, "Zuri sees the birds land and then readies for a charge by putting her ears up and back and running straight for them." Of course, nobody gets hurt, but like a baby, Zuri is curious about everything she encounters.

Elephant programs at Elephant Encounter are every day at 10:30 and 1:30. Be sure to get there early for a good spot and be sure to ask questions!


  1. That is so cute! I can't wait to come see her again!
    I love our baby elephant!

  2. We saw baby Zuri and loved it! So cute!

  3. Loving that girl!June 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    I don't get to the zoo as often as I would like! It would be nice if we could get some updated pictures on this blog site. Thanks,