Henry Doorly to welcome bull African elephant from Alabama zoo
An 18-year-old bull African elephant named Callee is moving from the
to the African Grasslands exhibit at the
Due to arrive early Wednesday, Callee is moving on a recommendation of
, according to a release from Henry Doorly.
The move to
will give Callee the opportunity to mate with Henry Doorly Zoo’s five female elephants and help sustain this endangered species’ population in zoos, the release states. He will be the second male in the herd.
Callee was born Sept. 22, 2000, at the
and currently weight about 8,500 pounds.
Henry Doorly is home to the largest indoor elephant herd space in North America at 30,000 square feet. Including a 150,000 gallon pool, the indoor and outdoor elephant areas total more than five acres, the release states.
are listed on the
as vulnerable, the release states. It is estimated there are 415,000 African elephants in 37 different African nations, the release states.