Denver Zoo welcomes Kimbo the elephant, a new companion for grande dame Dolly
Denver Zoo elephant Dolly has a new lady friend -- 42-year-old Kimbo the elephant, who has come from the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas to live in Denver. Kimbo brings the Denver Zoo's Asian elephant population back up to four. It had declined by one when the eldest of the herd, 53-year-old Mimi, passed away in October.
Continue for more photos of Kimbo. No word yet on whether she and Dolly, who's 48, will join the Red Hat Society. But we hope so.
From the Denver Zoo:
Kimbo, a 42-year-old female, arrived from Fort Worth Zoo in December and spent the last couple months getting acquainted with her new state-of-the-art indoor quarters while she cleared a mandatory quarantine process.
Kimbo brings Denver Zoo's Asian elephant population back up to four including its two bulls, eight-year-old Bodhi and 41-year-old Groucho. Continue for more about Kimbo, including extra photos.
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