Sbmargo May 20, 2019 12:45 PM Popcorn Machine Smoking at the Zoo I spent years popping 2 grocery bags full of popcorn (no oil) for the SB Zoo elephants each week, when Suzie was still alive. They were able to pick each piece up individually (amazing), and it helped them keep their weight down while still being active. They loved it. The elephant keepers approved. Eventually, the local birds caught on, and we had to do it inside. Children and guests enjoyed it while it was outside. Popcorn is a good snack, although a surgeon friend calls it the tiny scissors of the intestines. Roughage.