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National Zoo Welcomes 3 New Elephants From Canada

The National Zoo is welcoming three new Asian elephants to its herd.

05/23/2014

(Connor Mallon, Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

The National Zoo Gets A New Addition

A new Asian elephant has arrived at the National Zoo in Washington, reuniting her with another elephant she once lived with in Sri Lanka.

05/22/2013

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D.C. Zoo Opening Elephant Center After $56M Overhaul

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington is opening an expansive new community center for elephants and hopes to begin expanding its herd.

03/21/2013

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D.C. Police Say Circus Elephant Walk to Close Roads

Police in Washington say circus elephants will close roads in the district.

03/17/2013

File photo of elephants performing in the circus.  (credit: Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)

Animal Rights Group Settles Lawsuit With Ringling

An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circusworker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants.

12/29/2012

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Expect A New Wrinkle To Downtown Traffic: Elephants To Parade Down D.C. Streets

A parade of pachyderms is coming to the nation’s capital. Don’t be surprised to see a pack of elephants stomping down the streets of D.C. later this week.

03/13/2012