New African elephant joins herd at California zoo

Welcome to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo of Central California a new african elephant For the flock of it, officials announced this weekend.

The zoo said on Saturday that visitors will be able to see a bull named Mabu on the savannah at its African Adventure exhibit.

Mabu will join two other African elephants in the habitat.
Mabu is the new African elephant from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo to be added to its herd.
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Mabu was added to the herd on the recommendation of the African Elephant Species Survival Plan, which is designed to maintain healthy, genetically diverse and stable species within participating zoos.

General curator Lynn Myers said in a statement that Mabu has fostered several elephant calves “and we look forward to seeing how he and our two women talk with each other” in the hope that they would produce offspring.

As the Fresno Bee reports, Mabu joined two female African elephants, a 24-year-old Nolwazi and her 9-year-old daughter, Amhale, in the zoo’s 13-acre elephant exhibit.

Mabu replaces another male elephant, Vas Musi, which was transferred to another participating zoo as part of the Species Survival Plan.

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