Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States

Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Ambika, Kandula & Shanthi. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Ambika, Kandula & Shanthi. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley

First elephant arrived1891
Address3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
PlaceWashington, DC
CountryUnited States
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Smithsonian National Zoological Park, located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC, United States, was founded in 1889 and the first elephant arrived in 1891.

Living elephants

At Smithsonian National Zoological Park lives 5 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

  1. Bozie born 1975
  2. ,
  3. Kamala born 1975-09-00
  4. ,
  5. Maharani (Rani) born 1990-07-14
  6. ,
  7. Spike (Ganesha) born 1981-07-02
  8. ,
  9. Swarna born 1975
  10. ,

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The Zoos first elephant Dunk (Duncan).

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is a zoo located in Washington, D.C.

It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Founded in 1889, it consists of two distinct installations: a 163 acre (0.7 km²) zoo within the Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C., and a 3,200 acre (13 km²) Conservation and Research Center located in Front Royal, Virginia, at the edge of the Shenandoah National Park.

The zoo in Washington is free and open to the public and is dedicated in large part to education.

The conservation center in Virginia is closed to the public and is used primarily to breed and study endangered species. Altogether, the two facilities contain some 2,000 animals of 400 different species.


The $50 million Elephant Trails, set to open in 2011, will give eight pachyderms the majority of four acres.

References for records about Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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