Hawaiian Elephants Get New Home

The Honolulu Zoo is building a new enclosure for their two Indian elephants, Mari and Vaigai.  These girls have been living in a 6,000 square foot enclosure, which is way too small for elephants.  The new one is five times larger.  It even includes a pool where Mari and Vaigai can swim during the heat of the day.  

I want to thank the people of Hawai’i for giving their elephants a new home.  I would love to see a video clip of them as they are released for the first time.  Will they stop to take a dust bath or head straight to the pool?      

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.