Published Jul 6, 2017 at 12:57 PM | Updated at 12:59 PM PDT on Jul 6, 2017
Visitors are getting their first glimpses of Shaunzi, the Los Angeles Zoo's newest elephant.
The 46-year-old Asian elephant, who came to LA from Fresno after its longtime companion died, was introduced to the public Thursday.
Shaunzi was born in Thailand and spent years in a circus before arriving in Fresno with another elephant named Kara. The two females were constant companions until Kara's recent death.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo didn't want Shaunzi to be alone and asked the Los Angeles Zoo to give her a home. The pachyderm was trucked 215 miles from the Fresno zoo in a special crate last month.
After she arrived in Los Angeles, the zoo said she would be quarantined in the Elephants of Asia exhibit for a month in order to become acquainted with the three current residents: Billy, Tina and Jewel.
Take a look at a few moments from her public debut: