Two new yard mates at the San Diego Zoo are finding the attraction is mutual.
The San Diego Zoo reports via its YouTube channel: “African elephant Mila and Asian elephant Mary shared the same yard for the first time at the San Diego Zoo. The two elephants snacked on some acacia browse together and bonded over a mutual interest: their breakfast.
Staff has been slowly introducing the two elephants, the zoo reported Feb. 19, “letting them smell each other and interact through a protective barrier, but this was the first time that Mila and Mary have been in the same yard together.”
Keepers say they will continue to let the two elephants get to know each other before they begin introductions with other members of the herd.