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September 3, 2010 – Permanent
Museum: National Zoo
Location: Olmsted Walk
As part of the Zoo's campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo's Asian elephants features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multi-generational herd. The entire habitat provides more than 4 acres of indoor and outdoor space and has the capacity to accommodate a natural, matriarchal herd and individual bulls—between 8 and 10 elephants and their young—with suites for individual elephants.