Posts Tagged ‘elephants’

National Zoo Gets Three New Elephants and an Elephant Cam

Three elephants arrived at the National Zoo Friday after a 60-hour, 2,500 mile drive from Canada. The three female elephants—Kamala (39), Swarna (39), and Maharani (23)—are on loan from the Calgary Zoo and join the National Zoo's four other Asian elephants.
The elephants made the trek in 10,000 pound travel crates. They'll now be quarantined for about [...]

Zoo Debuts Newest Elephant

At least one zoo animal was where she was supposed to be this week: Bozie, the National Zoo's newest Asian elephant, arrived at her enclosure promptly at 10 a.m. this morning for her official introduction to the public.
Bozie, age 37, was born in Sri Lanka but has lived in zoos since she was a year [...]

Hippo Campus: The National Zoo Should Bring Back Nature’s Most Mercurial Large Mammal

The National Zoo's three Asian elephants moved into the pachyderm equivalent of the Ritz-Carlton earlier this year, with heated floors; giant, nearly silent motorized doors; and a lengthy walking trail for "cardio." The only thing that appears to be missing from the $56 million Elephant Community Center is an infinity pool.
With the completion of the [...]

National Zoo to Get Paint-Loving Elephant

The National Zoo's fancy new Elephant Trail will soon have another resident. The zoo is taking in Bozie, a 37-year-old Asian elephant from the Baton Rouge Zoo.
Apparently, Bozie's been lonely since her 46-year-old elephant pal in Louisiana died last month. The National Zoo promises that she'll "prosper" with the zoo's three other Asian elephants.

The Needle: Elephant Walk

Room to Roam: The National Zoo's elephant habitat redesign is finally done, and it looks great. But was it worth getting rid of the zoo's hippos? That's a question each of us has to deal with individually. +3
Flagged Down: The new dome lights mandated for D.C. cabs should make hailing a ride easier, and look [...]

Take a Parting Swing at the Republicans

Adams Morgan, never known for its bipartisanship, is offering up a few parting shots for George W. Bush and his buddies. Tomorrow at 5:30 and 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Adams Morgan MainStreet (the good folks who bring us Adams Morgan Day) will dole out free swipes at an elephant-shaped [...]

“Man, I Didn’t Get Shit for My Donation”

THESE ARE WORDS YOU WILL NEVER SPEAK if you help the National Zoo build its planned Elephant Exercise Trek.
According to a letter sent to me and other Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), the exercise trek will allow elephants to "exercise, forage, and behave much as they would in the wild."
The zoo needs $500 grand [...]