Wichita — 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.