Last week, we asked area elementary schoolers to write to Kandula, Shanthi, and Ambika, the elephants who live at the National Zoo. They're moving to a new community center this month, and we hoped that the kids might be able to offer some guidance on moving or on conservation.
Some of the best letters we receive will appear here, and three writers will be invited to the Zoo to read their notes aloud to the elephants on March 21.
Today's featured letter comes from Wood Acres Elementary School third-grader Katie Sklaire, admittedly an elephant-lover since infancy. It's important to Katie that the elephants' wild counterparts are conserved for several reasons—read on to find out why.