Minbu joins Blackpool’s new elephant family

Minbu the elephant
Minbu the elephant
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Minbu is seen here settling into her new home ahead of the launch of Blackpool Zoo’s new elephant house next Saturday.


She has joined Tara from their previous home at Twycross Zoo, with plans underway to transport the remaining two female elephants from Twycross.

The search is also on to find a bull elephant to complete, the group which also includes Kate who has lived at Blackpool Zoo for 46 years.

The multi-million pound elephant facility, named Project Elephant Base Camp, is the UK’s largest elephant house.

A spokesperson said the project was at the heart of the Zoo’s “commitment to securing a future where Asian elephants can thrive.”