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OKC zoo elephant exhibit -- By the numbers

Oklahoman Published: March 7, 2011


Elephant exhibit

• 9.5: Size in acres of the new exhibit.

• 14: Times more outdoor space the elephants will have compared with old exhibit.

• 15,600: Square feet of indoor space the elephants will have.

• 24: Ceiling height in feet of the elephant barn.

• 22: Height in feet that a male elephant can reach when standing on two legs.

• 6: Times larger the new pool is compared to the elephants' old one.

• $13 million: Cost of the new elephant exhibit.

• 400: Number of people who can be seated in the demonstration building, where visitors can watch zookeepers work with the elephants.

• 6: Number of adult elephants the new habitat can accommodate comfortably, plus offspring.

Source: Oklahoma City Zoo