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National Zoo Welcomes New Elephant

Bozie will join three other elephants at the National Zoo.
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Bozie will join three other elephants at the National Zoo.

The National Zoo has a new resident—Bozie, a 37-year-old Asian elephant, arrived yesterday after traveling 1,100 miles from Baton Rouge. 

Bozie will join Ambika, who is 65, Shanthi, 38, and Kandula, 11, in the zoo's new $56 million Elephant Trails exhibit, where the four elephants will be able to socialize, train and play. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Bozie, who briefly lived alongside Shanthi while in captivity in Sri Lanka.

Visitors to the zoo won't be able to see Bozie for a while, though, as she will be quarantined for 30 days and then slowly introduced to her new pachyderm companions.

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