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Asian elephant News Archive

May. 02, 2012
When the elephant keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo hear the sound of a harmonica, it is not the radio they have left on. Instead, it is the Zoo's 36-year-old Asian elephant, Shanthi, who, uns... read more
May. 01, 2012
Hi, my name is Marie Galloway. I am the elephant manager here at National Zoo. Those of you that have been following our website for a long time might remember me from the "Moving In" blog. I wrote up... read more
Oct. 01, 2011
By Tony Barthel, Curator of Large Mammals at the National Zoo This past October I was lucky enough to travel to Malaysia and join a team who was exploring opportunities for collaboration on elephan... read more
May. 01, 2011
By Jason Gue, Elephant Keeper at the National Zoo If you come to the National Zoo on most days you will find us conducting an elephant husbandry demonstration. During the narration we talk about ho... read more