Elephants having fun with logs at Oregon Zoo

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Zoo elephants have some new logs to play with.

Some giant logs from the World Forestry Center’s Peggy the Train display now have a new home in the zoo’s Elephant Lands habitat.

Workers moved the logs to the zoo earlier this week.

Elephant experts say the logs will promote exercise and encourage natural behaviors. The logs are about 30 feet long and three feet in diameter.

“They’ll give the elephants new surfaces to scratch on, push against and climb over,” said elephant keeper Shawn Finnell. “Lily especially is an active climber, and I expect her to be all over them.”

Watch video of the elephants having fun with their new logs.


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