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Zurich Zoo opens new 57-million-franc ($63.5-million) facility for elephants

Three of the zoo
Three of the zoo's elephants in their new space


2014-06-05 - Zurich, Switzerland
The 11,000-square-metre park features six times the space of the previous enclosure and six water basins for the elephants to swim in. Visitors can get an aquarium view of them under the water in one of the basins, which has a glass wall. The cost of the elephant park was financed through foundation grants, legacies and sums donated by 5,500 individuals.



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