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Ringling Bros. To Retire Its Elephants, Ending A Tradition

One of the most popular acts of “The Greatest Show on Earth” is coming to an end. Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey says it’s time to retire their elephants.

03/06/2015

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Goodbye Dolly: Maryland Zoo Puts Down Geriatric African Elephant

The Maryland Zoo had to put down a female member of its African elephant herd. Dolly, who came to the Baltimore Zoo more than 30 years ago, was euthanized on Sunday.

03/18/2014

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Ivory Tusks Stolen From D.C. Building

Police in Washington are asking for the public’s help in recovering a pair of ivory elephant tusks stolen from the Wilson Building.

01/09/2014

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National Zoo Getting 3 New Elephants From Canada

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is adding three new female Asian elephants to its herd.

08/20/2013

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New Elephant Bozie To Join Others At National Zoo

A new Asian elephant is being introduced to the other elephants at the National Zoo and will begin sharing the same living space.

06/27/2013

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New Elephant Joins 3 Others At National Zoo In DC

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

A female elephant feeds her cub in the early morning hours in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. (Photo credit ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lonely Elephant To Join Herd At National Zoo In D.C.

An elephant with a talent for painting will be joining the herd at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo after her companion died at the Baton Rouge Zoo in Louisiana, the two zoos announced Friday.

05/03/2013

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Md. Zoo Officials Optimistic Samson Will Make Full Recovery

The Maryland Zoo’s youngest elephant continues to recover from a potentially life-threatening illness.

04/03/2013

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

A 1930s-era elephant house built with individual stalls that drew a rebuke in 2006 from an animal rights group has been transformed into a wide-open new elephant community center with a soft sand floor and wading pool at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

03/21/2013

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Beloved Elephant Samson At Maryland Zoo Fights Deadly Virus

A beloved elephant at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is fighting a life threatening illness.

03/14/2013

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Elephant In D.C. Has Talent For Playing Harmonica

A 36-year-old Asian elephant named Shanthi is developing her musical talents by playing harmonicas within the reach of her trunk.

05/02/2012