Thursday, June 25, 2009
Two African elephants from the Philadelphia Zoo will be coming to the Pittsburgh Zoo's International Conservation Center next month. Pittsburgh Zoo spokeswoman Connie George says the ICC in Somerset County is an excellent home for them, and they will be staying there for the foreseeable future. A professional elephant mover who has plenty of experience will be hauling the pachyderms, and they will in the vehicle wearing an accommodating seat belt. George says the Pittsburgh Zoo has been easing the elephants through the move, with zookeepers going to Philadelphia, and once the move takes place after the July 4 weekend, Philadelphia zookeepers will be coming to the ICC.