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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