Kelly is very social and active and enjoys spending time with and training with her keepers. She is socially dominant over Tara. Kelly is a lean and red elephant due to the Georgia clay. She is also the elephant missing the hair on the tip of her tail. Some of Kelly’s favorite activities are being with her care team and getting lots of attention from them, painting, throwing mud on herself in her wallow, and scraping bark off of the logs in her habitat to snack on. Her favorite foods are watermelons, apples and her specialized elephant grain that she gets as a daily part of her diet at Zoo Atlanta.
Learn more about our new African elephant habitat, open now, on the African Savanna page.