Zoo Plays April Fool’s Joke on Media

Zoo Plays April Fool’s Joke on Media

“The irony is that, but for human influence on wildlife, close relatives of elephants might inhabit the valley of the San Antonio River today. Mammoths were in our systems until early Native Americans hunted them out about 10,000-years ago.”


NOTE: this article was originally published to KSAT.com on April, 2020. It was written by Erica Hernandez.


SAN ANTONIO – Elephants playing in the San Antonio River??


The San Antonio Zoo today sent a press release to media stations saying the zoo was taking their three elephants out for a swim, but it was just a prank.

They even attached photos to the press release that depicted the elephants in the river.

We admit we fell for it for a few minutes, until President & CEO of San Antonio Zoo Tim Morrow reached out and clarified, saying the zoo has a history of April Fool’s jokes.

This year many people and even companies like Google have said they’re not participating in April Fool’s jokes because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, but others have said it’s more important than ever to be able to laugh.

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