A new home for Belle: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announces remaining elephant’s new location

A new home for Belle: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announces remaining elephant’s new location
Riverbanks Zoo?s elephants undergo training to prepare for move

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Belle, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s remaining African elephant, is being moved to the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Belle is 38 years old, which is the median life expectancy of elephants in zoos according to the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

Belle was already preparing for her big move when her exhibit companion, Robin, died unexpectedly on August 22.

Riverbanks Zoo is replacing the elephant exhibit with a rhino exhibit.

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