The Denver Zoo will be welcoming a new elephant later this summer! The 5-year-old elephant will come from the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium and make is new home in Denver. Budhi, will make is new home later this summer at the zoo's newest exhibit, the Toyota Elephant Passage.
"Denver Zoo is proud to take a leadership role in the management of multiple male elephants to support the long-term vitality of Asian elephants in zoo settings. This encourages breeding programs at all zoos while providing an excellent home for elephants," Denver Zoo Vice President for Animal Care Brian Aucone said in a statement.
Born in Dublin in Feb. 17, 2008, Budhi will take the name Billy at Denver Zoo in honor of the memory of William Chenoweth, a long-time zoo supporter.
The exact date of Budhi's arrival isn't set yet, the Denver Zoo
will announce that later.