Did you know that every 4 to 6 weeks Genny C. and Lilac get pedicures!?
The elephants have a thick pad on the bottom of their feet that keepers trim. Keepers open up any cracks in the pad and trim and file their nails. The elephants are trained to stand still for this procedure and are rewarded with their favorite treat, bagels.
It is very important to keep up on elephant foot care and the keepers take great pride in how healthy Genny C. and Lilac’s feet are!
- Sue Rea, zoo keeper