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Elephant Cam

Now in high-definition, these cameras are operated by Friends of the National Zoo volunteers to ensure web visitors have the chance to see the Smithsonian's National Zoo's six Asian elephants — Ambika, Shanthi, Bozie, Kamala, Swarna and Maharani — both inside the Elephant Community Center and outside in their yards.

Please note: While the cameras will be streaming live 24-hours a day, volunteer operators will only be following the elephants during regular business hours.

Asian elephant

An elepthant curls its trunk and lifts its foot

The largest living land mammals, elephants are intelligent, social and vital to their ecosystems. Slightly smaller than their African cousins, Asian elephants are native to India and Southeast... read more

Adopt an Asian Elephant

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Asian elephants are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Perhaps only 30,000 still live in forests of south and southeast Asia. For nearly 40 years, the... read more

Elephant Trails

elephant in outside yard Elephant Trails is more than an exhibit; it is also an extensive conservation program built on decades of science. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s rich history of caring for and studying Asian... read more

Asian elephant News

Asian elephant in the water in Myanmar
Sep. 01, 2017
Smithsonian scientists are tracking endangered Asian elephants in Myanmar via satellite collars, and their efforts to understand how elephants use their habitat has revealed a troubling rise in...
Aug. 04, 2017
For Asian elephant keepers, working among the giants of the animal kingdom entails training, enriching and caring for the Zoo's multi-generational herd, as well as contributing to research and...
Aug. 04, 2017
Ever since 42-year-old Asian elephant Kamala arrived at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in May 2014, keeper Amanda Bobyack has helped her settle into her habitat. Part of that adjustment included...

Two Dama Gazelle Calves Born

The Cheetah Conservation Station at the Smithsonian's National Zoo is celebrating a baby boom of critically endangered dama gazelles. Three calves were born Aug. 30, Sept. 16 and Sept. 18 to mothers Adara, Fahima and Zafirah, respectively.