Frisco, a third-generation elephant handler, said the animals have become like a part of his family.
"The best part [of the job] is waking up and being around the elephants," he said.
Frisco isn't the only one who enjoyed being around the elephants Wednesday morning.
Six-year-old Kelcee Radford came to the breakfast sporting elephants on both her shirt and her hair barrette. Elephants are one of her favorite animals, she said.
Kelcee and her mother, Summer Radford, have made the annual brunch a tradition.
"I've been every year since I was 1," said Radford, a kindergartner.
Shanna Carter of Winfield brought two of her sons -- 6-year-old Aidan and 1-year-old Ace -- to the elephant brunch.
"I just thought it'd be fun to see," Carter said. "And at this, you can get a lot closer [to the elephants]."
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