The Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, Mass. is home to two Asian elephants, Emily and Ruth. We all know that elephants have excellent memories, but who knew about their dedicated work ethic? This duo has been beta testing toys specifically designed and manufactured for elephants by students at Mass Art. We'll get the lowdown on the Toys for Elephants program and a primer on these magnificent mammals.
Dr. William Langbauer, elephant specialist, director of the Buttonwood Park Zoo
Richard Brown, professor at Massachusetts College of Art