Stephanie and Cinda were imported together from South Africa to Ferndale in August 1972. They were then sold the next month to the Sedgwick County Zoo where they still reside together. The elephants are managed in free contact.
In February 2010, the Sedgwick County Zoo announced they would be building an eight foot tall cable and post fence to protect their two aging elephants from falling into the moat surrounding the 19,000 square foot exhibit yard. Both elephants were approaching forty years of age. The plans to build an improved and larger facility were postponed due to economic problems.
Their Facebook page is Friends of Stephanie and Cinda
Their article at ShowMe Elephants is Sedgwick County Zoo