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The Philadelphia Zoo - Pachyderm House

Pachyderms are elephants, and visitors can see elephants here. One African elephant, and one Asian elephant can be seen exercising with the keepers, eating hay, and giving themselves dustbaths.

But the Pachyderm House is also the place where two hippos, two rhinos, and a beautiful okapi are exhibited.

The okapi exhibit is between the two rhino exhibits, and visitors can occasionally see the okapi touch noses with one of the rhinos when they are both near the wall that divides their exhibits.

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