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National Zoo Welcomes New Elephant

Bozie will join three other elephants at the National Zoo.
Photo courtesy of the National Zoo
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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