Archive for Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kansas zoo serves feast fit for elephants

November 28, 2009


— The Sedgwick County Zoo didn’t forget about its elephants on Thanksgiving.

Several families turned out Thursday as African elephants Cinda and Stephanie were treated to a special feast.

Zookeeper Norma Gheen says she has prepared a Thanksgiving meal for the elephants for about six years.

The main course, turkey, is a paper bag with sweet potato slices as feathers.

Gheen says that because cardboard and paper are made from trees, eating them is much like eating tree branches, a regular part of an elephant’s diet.

The zoo’s gorillas got to tear up paper turkeys as their Thanksgiving treat.


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