Milwaukee County Zoo welcomes new elephant, Belle 🐘

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An elephant in South Carolina made her way up to Wisconsin for her big move to the Milwaukee County Zoo. 

The Zoo announced the arrival of Belle on Wednesday, Nov. 20. 

Belle is a 38-year-old African elephant. Recently, her companions passed away at the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina. To make sure Belle has company, she's made the move to Milwaukee. 

Before her transport, Belle practiced with trainers to get comfortable getting inside a transport container. 

The Zoo says when she arrived, Belle was eating, drinking and interacting with enrichment. 

Belle joins Ruth and Brittany, two other elephants at the Milwaukee County Zoo's new exhibit. 

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