National Zoo Gets New Elephants

Asian elephants Kamala, Swarna and Maharani  will be on loan at Smithsonian's National Zoo from the Calgary Zoo, expanding the D.C. zoo's existing herd to seven. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)
National Zoo elephants Asian elephants Kamala, Swarna and Maharani will be on loan at Smithsonian's National Zoo from the Calgary Zoo, expanding the D.C. zoo's existing herd to seven. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)
Maharani is Kamala’s daughter. She was born at the Calgary Zoo on July 14, 1990. She’s the tallest of the three. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)
National Zoo elephants Maharani is Kamala’s daughter. She was born at the Calgary Zoo on July 14, 1990. She’s the tallest of the three. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)
Kamala has a notch in her left ear. She has been the matriarch of the group for many years. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)
National Zoo elephants Kamala has a notch in her left ear. She has been the matriarch of the group for many years. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)
Swarna is the smallest of the three and has pink dots on the edge of her ears. She is very sweet-natured. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)
National Zoo elephants Swarna is the smallest of the three and has pink dots on the edge of her ears. She is very sweet-natured. (Credit: Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo)
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