Asian 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)

National Zoo to Debut 3 New Asian Elephants

The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.


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 Getting 3 New Elephants From Canada

A $2 million gift will allow the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to nearly double the size of its Asian elephant herd.