KUSA - The Denver Zoo is ready to be the new home of a 5-year-old elephant from the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium.
The elephant named Budi will make its debut later this summer at the zoo's newest exhibit, the Toyota Elephant Passage.
"Denver Zoo is proud to take a leadership role in the management of multiple male elephants to support the long-term vitality of Asian elephants in zoo settings. This encourages breeding programs at all zoos while providing an excellent home for elephants," Denver Zoo Vice President for Animal Care Brian Aucone said in a statement.
Born in Dublin in Feb. 17, 2008, Budi will take the name Billy at Denver Zoo in honor of the memory of William Chenoweth, a long-time zoo supporter.
The zoo will announce his exact arrival time at a later date.
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