Elephant Cam


Watch the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Asian elephants — Spike, Bozie, Kamala, Swarna, Maharani, Trong Nhi and Nhi Linh — both inside the Elephant Community Center and outside in their yards.

The Zoo's Elephant Trails exhibit — where visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the multi-generational herd — is the cornerstone of the campaign to save this endangered species from extinction. 

Animal Cam Bingo Cards

Download the Animal Cam Bingo Cards (link opens in new window). These activities are designed to engage learners of all ages in looking closely and thinking deeply about animal behavior and habitats. Welcome to the wild side of learning!

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Fun Facts About Asian Elephants


The year the first two Asian elephants, named Dunk and Gold Dust, arrived at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.


The total remaining population of Asian elephants in the wild.


The average weight, in pounds, of an adult Asian elephant.

Between 100 and 125 pounds

The average amount of food each elephant eats per day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. A typical daily diet may include two and a half bales of hay (each bale weighs about 45 pounds), 8 pounds of elephant chow (alfalfa pellets), 2 pounds each of bran and oats, and 10 pounds of fruits and vegetables, including sweet potatoes, carrots and apples. 

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