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New Elephant Will Be Largest Animal At The Denver Zoo

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Groucho (credIt: Denver Public Zoo)

Groucho (credIt: Denver Public Zoo)

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DENVER (CBS4) – An elephant new to the Denver Zoo got to check out his new digs.

Groucho just arrived from the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas. He’ll be taking up residence in the Toyota Elephant Passage.

Groucho is 41 years old and weighs 11,000 pounds, making him the largest resident at the zoo.

“Groucho’s move was sanctioned by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan in support of Asian elephant conservation. Toyota Elephant Passage is an exhibit designed to house up to eight bull (male) elephants. No other zoo habitat has the capability to accommodate that many males,” Tiffany Barnhart with the Denver Zoo said in a statement.

Groucho will be on public display when the Elephant Passage opens on June 1.

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