National Zoo To Unveil Three New Asian Elephants This Week | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

National Zoo To Unveil Three New Asian Elephants This Week

Play associated audio
The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.
National Zoo
The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.

The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.

The female elephants arrived in May from the Calgary Zoo in Canada. They have been in quarantine for 30 days and will join the zoo's herd of four existing elephants on Monday.

The new elephants include 39-year-old Kamala, 39-year-old Swarna and 23-year-old Maharani, who is Kamala's second calf. Kamala and Swarna were born in the wild in Sri Lanka around 1975.

Records show that Kamala and Swarna lived with two of the zoo's existing elephants, Bozie and Shanthi, at an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka for a time. Zoo keepers say there's no way to know if they will recognize each other.

Asian elephants are endangered in the wild.

NPR

Not My Job: We Ask 'Real Housewives' Producer Andy Cohen About House Flies

Andy Cohen is host of Watch What Happens Live and also the Bravo producer responsible for the Real Housewives franchise. He'll play a game called "Bzzz ... bzzz ... bzzz."
NPR

Need A New Sweet Potato Recipe For Your Thanksgiving Table? Try Gnocchi

Because some cooks like to mix it up for Thanksgiving, we offer a Found Recipe from our archives: Julia Della Croce's purple sweet potato gnocchi.
NPR

In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan

President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
NPR

Terrible Video Game, Great Fundraiser: Meet Desert Bus For Hope

Desert Bus, a parody game invented by magicians Penn and Teller, consists of driving a bus on a featureless road for hours. A comedy troupe in Canada has turned that monotony into money for charity.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.