Elephant helps clean up after Ike

September 17, 2008 8:43:17 PM PDT
As Houston residents struggled to remove debris from their yards after Hurricane Ike, the Houston Zoo is taking advantage of some of its residents.Tucker, a 2,600-pound elephant, can lift four times its body weight.

The 3-year-old is being put to good use at the zoo, picking up debris.

Zookeepers say it's also good exercise for the pachyderm.


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