Nov 11, 2010 6:30 PM by Greg Boyce

Elephant bridge planned at Denver Zoo

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Zoo is installing a 55-foot-long bridge that will take Asian elephants from one habitat to another while human visitors walk along a pathway below.

Indian rhinos and Malayan tapirs will also use the bridge in turn as they rotate through different outdoor yards throughout the day.  Work on installing the bridge began Thursday. Zoo officials say that changing habitats will make life more interesting for the animals because they'll see signs that other species have been there, just as they would in the wild.

It will also give the animals some exercise. The bridge is 12 feet above a path for human visitors.


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