San Diegio's Elephants shed tons with diet and exercise!

The elephants at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park lost a total of 11,314 pounds with diet and exercise! Wow. What I loved about this article was that the keepers were looking to improve the animals health and ability to produce viable off spring, so that learned that being lighter and getting exercise would improve the health of the elephants. Not only that, they fed them a diet that is natural to elephants (Hay)and a small amount of fruit and veggies. Gone were the Candy Bars, chocolate and bread! Can we even believe that anyone thought that these types of foods were good for elephants.
The article goes on to share some analogies on how not all the Elephants were good dieters… rather like us.