Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Weighs Elephants

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 02, 2005  
Contact Information:  Bobby Clue
Information Officer
502-564-3276
bobbyi.clue@ky.gov
 


Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers weighed two elephants at the Louisville Zoo August 23, using their portable scales, which are normally used for weighing commercial vehicles. Zoo officials requested the weigh-in as part of an annual health exam for the animals.

“Government and law enforcement are serious matters,”KVE Commissioner Greg Howard said. “But, we like to have a little fun, so we’re not above a little monkey business every now and then.” The elephants tipped the scales at 10 am at the Louisville Zoo, which is located at 1100 Trevilian Way. Punch, a 36-year-old Asian elephant, weighed 10,660 lbs. And Mikki, a 20-year-old African elephant, weighed 7,750 lbs.