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Asian Elephants - Photos of the Elephant Trail at the National Zoo
Shanti in the Elephant Community Center
Photo © Smithsonian's National Zoo
The Asian Elephant Trail at the National Zoo spans 8,943 square meters, which is large enough to accommodate up to three separate groups of elephants, including a natural, matriarchal herd of elephants and individual bulls. The facility opened in 2013 and can house between eight and ten adult Asian elephants and their young. It includes an Elephant Barn, Elephant Community Center, four spacious outdoor animal living spaces and filtered bathing pools. Visitors can interact with a number of elephant conservation exhibits and get up close to the elephants for optimal views.
Enjoy the following photos and learn more about the Asian Elephants at the National Zoo.