National Zoo to Get Three More Elephants

Swarna, a 48-year-old elephant at the Calgary Zoo that will move to the National Zoo next year. Photograph by Calgary Zoo

Maharani, left, and Kamala, at the Calgary Zoo. Photograph by Bill Quayle/Calgary Zoo

Swarna. Photograph by Bob Hart/Calgary Zoo

Maharani, right, brushes up against her mother, Kamala. Photograph by Bob Hart/Calgary Zoo

Kamala, Swarna, and Maharani line up. Photograph by Calgary Zoo

Looks like Bozie’s going to have some competition! Here’s Kamala at the easel in Calgary. Photograph by Calgary Zoo

Bozie went on display at the National Zoo in June. Photograph by Abby Wood/National Zoo

Shanthi, one of the longer-term residents of the elephant exhibit, toying with a tire. Photograph by Andrea Pohlman/National Zoo

Ambika, just hanging out. Photograph by Mehgan Murphy/National Zoo

Kandula will be the only male elephant in the herd of seven. Photograph by Mehgan Murphy/National Zoo

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