Elephant Letters: A Lesson on Giving From Karenna

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 Karenna Keane, a second-grader at Glebe Elementary School in Arlington. At 8, Karenna has already learned how rewarding it is to help animals in need.