T. G. Givens took their weekly virtual field trip to the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma to visit the elephants as part of their study on zoo animals.
They were able to interact with Delrita, one of fourteen elephants at the Endangered Ark Foundation. Delrita weighs almost 9,000 pounds and is 40 something years old.
They were able to show the students virtually how they give their elephant pedicures to help take care of their feet and help extend their life span. Delrita gave them a footprint that is going to be displayed in the Discovery Center at T. G. Givens.
Since they were live, students were able to ask questions. Remington Sullivan asked, “If elephants got shots?” and “How do they sleep?”. You can go to T.G. Givens Early Childhood Center Facebook page to watch the video and find the answers to these questions and so much more.
The Endangered Ark Foundation is planning an Open House on June 13th if they are able to be open at that time. All fourteen elephants will be available at that this event.