The male elephant is enormous, intelligent, strong and sociable. Male elephants are larger than their female counterparts. At most zoos, adult male elephants have been kept in solitary exhibits, where as in the wild they would leave the family unit around 15 years of age and associate in small groups of other males.
Now visitors can see an all male elephant herd, much as it would occur in the wild.
The Birmingham Zoo in Alabama has become the first AZA accredited facility to successfully replicate an all male African elephant herd. Four African bull elephants are part of the zoo’s “Trails of Africa” exhibit where they roam together.
With over 500,000 visitors a year, the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama ranks among the top attractions in the south.
Read about the these amazing elephants in this story from a local Birmingham, Alabama reporter here.