Asian Elephants

Diet: Hay, grain, fruit and vegetables.
Average Lifespan: Between 40 and 55 years, though some elephants may live longer. The Zoo’s eldest female, Ruth, is currently 59 years old and the 3rd oldest elephant in an AZA accredited zoo.
Favorite Enrichment: Drumming, water play, foraging for treats and spending time with their keepers.



Asian elephants are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan.