WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Asian elephant is being introduced to the other elephants at the National Zoo and will begin sharing the same living space.
Officials say 37-year-old Bozie will join the zoo’s two other females Thursday in the elephant community center.READ MORE: Bus Driver Swerved To Avoid Collision Before Rollover Crash That Injured 27 People, Troopers Say
Bozie arrived in May from the Baton Rouge Zoo in Louisiana. She was placed on a 30-day quarantine. In recent days, curators moved Bozie gradually closer to the other females to introduce them.
Now they have formed a new herd. A zoo spokeswoman says the oldest elephant, 65-year-old Ambika, seems to hold the dominant position over 38-year-old Shanthi and Bozie.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Cooler & Sunny, But Clouds Skies On The Way
Zoo records indicate Bozie and Shanthi lived together briefly as calves in Sri Lanka before coming to North America.
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