Elephant Wishes It Had Hair To Comb

Oct 01, 2013

A scrub from a zookeeper at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas wasn't enough for this elephant, who grabbed the broom and gave herself a nice scratch on the forehead.

In this video, you might notice the little calf in the background. Creating an environment where Asian elephants are able to breed is very important, as the species has been listed as endangered since 1976. Thankfully, the Fort Worth Zoo has been an international leader in elephant conservation for the past few decades, and last month a calf named Bowie was born.

Due to threats like poaching, Asian elephants face many risks in the wild. Efforts to address these risks and curb poaching are ongoing.

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