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VIDEO: 'Behind the Scenes' ... with Zoo Atlanta's elephants

In this week's 'Behind the Scenes' segment, we give you an inside look at the life of a elephant keeper at Zoo Atlanta.


Kelly is among the two African female elephants that live at Zoo Atlanta. She is 30-years-old and weights around 8,000 pounds. (Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan)

Kelly is among the two African female elephants that live at Zoo Atlanta. She is 30-years-old and weights around 8,000 pounds. (Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan)

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In this week's 'Behind the Scenes' segment, we give you an inside look at the life of an elephant keeper who cares for the elephants at Zoo Atlanta.

Zoo Atlanta has two female elephants from Africa named Kelly who is 30-years-old and Tara who is 31-years-old.

"Elephants are really intelligent animals and you do develop a relationship with them," said lead elephant keeper Nate Elgart. "Elephants are so fun to work with, they really test you as a trainer and as a keeper".

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'Behind the Scenes' ... with the elephant keeper

In this week's 'Behind the Scenes' segment, we give you an inside look at the life of a elephant keeper at Zoo Atlanta.

In this week's 'Behind the Scenes' segment, we give you an inside look at the life of a elephant keeper at Zoo Atlanta.