Stokely African Elephant Preserve
Trunk-fuls of Excitement
Experience pachyderm-size fun at Stokely African Elephant Preserve and see Knoxville Zoo's largest residents. Don't get left out of the herd - Tonka, Jana and Edie are waiting to see you!
- Located in Grasslands Africa
- Opened in April 2002
- Made Possible by the William B. Stokely, Jr. Foundation
- Home to three elephants
Indoor, air-conditioned and heated visitor viewing area
Three outdoor pools
9,800 square foot barn equipped with padded floors which can be heated. Hydraulic doors and refilling water troughs.
About the Elephants:
Knoxville Zoo has three African elephants, two females, Jana and Edie, and one male, Tonka.
Tips When Visiting:
Take a few minutes to discover the exhibit from the indoor and outdoor viewing areas. If you visit in the morning, you may see the female elephants taking a bath inside. If you visit in the afternoon, watch for the elephants playing in the mud hole or pools.