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New Asian Elephant To Join Herd At National Zoo

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The new habitat at National Zoo has given them room for a new addition.
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The new habitat at National Zoo has given them room for a new addition.

The Smithsonian National zoo opened its new Elephant Trails just a few weeks ago. The multimillion dollar state of the art facility was meant to allow the zoo to expand its herd of endangered Asian elephants, which it now plans to do.

A new Asian elephant by the name of Bozie is set to head to the District. She is 37 years old, and will arrive in a few weeks from the Baton Rouge Zoo in Louisiana.

The reason Bozie is getting a new home is because her companion at the Baton Rouge Zoo, another Asian elephant named Judie, recently passed away. Because Asian elephants are very social animals she will get to hang out with the other three Asian elephants who already call the National Zoo home.

As is standard practice for all newcomers, Bozie will be quarantined for a month or so, before making her debut

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