Thursday, November 17, 2011

Malaysian Endangered Journey @Zoo Negara - the Majestic Elephant

We started the visit with the elephants

Edwina, the Zoo Eductaion Officer describing the how the elephant was actually walking on tiptoes

Anatomy of an elephant's foot

Elephant teeth

Difference between asian and african elephants

At the education centre, we made rice balls with raisins and honey

Happily squishing and rolling the balls out

A tub full of treats for the elephants

The zoo keeper threw in the rice balls into the grass clumps. This is to encourage the elephants to forage for food.

More info on how to participate in the Zoo Education Programme here.

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