Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SD Zoo #2

SD%20Zoo-2, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

Indian elephant. “Empress,” one of the largest female elephants in captivity, is about 35 years old, and has been a favorite with San Diego children for almost a generation. [Empress was one of the Zoo first elephants, arriving in 1923 from the Bombay Lumber Company via Frank Buck. The leg chain wouldn’t be acceptable in today's San Diego Zoo.]