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Ruth is a thinker; Emily snores. Meet the longtime elephant ‘roommates’ at New Bedford zoo.

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Leave it to MassArt students to bring a little environmental enrichment to two Asian elephants who live at New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo. In early May, a group of students from MassArt’s “Toys for Elephants” class made a toy with treats stuffed inside for the pachyderms and, by all accounts, says The Boston Globe, the gentle giants really enjoy playing with it.

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