Houston Zoo Elephants Are Movin' On Up

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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo
They weren't looking for a 3-2 bungalow in the Heights with easy access to downtown. No, these Asian elephants had big dreams, and those dreams have just come true over at the Houston Zoo in the new, expanded McNair Asian Elephant Habitat.

Just look at the stats: a 160,000-gallon pool, a 7,000-square-foot barn and a boardwalk for visitors with an unobstructed view of the action.

So who are the lucky tenants? The zoo's bull elephants Tucker (12) and Baylor (7) have already moved in, and Thailand (51) will join them in the weeks ahead.

The McNair Asian Elephant Habitat opens to the public on Friday, May 26, 2017. For information, visit

All photos by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo