Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Photos: Smithsonian Zoo Elephants

 There were plenty of elephants at the National Zoo in D.C.
 The one on the right is apparently a "new" baby, who is quite grown by the looks of it. 
 This elephants over here was responding to all of the zookeepers commands which are used to help check to make sure nothing is wrong medically.  
 This elephant was inside an area, with lots of sand on the floor. 
I've seen crews hose down elephants at Zoo Atlanta, but all she was doing was making the sand wet. Didn't quite understand the science behind that. 


Sandra Cox said...

Huh, clueless on the wet sand. Did they seem healthy and content with plenty of room to roam?

Huggybear said...

Of course the sand gets wet.
Elephants ROLL in the wet sand - gets rid of lice etc etc.
Have you never seen movies like the wonderful Richard Attenborough
ones on wildlife???????????????????????

I see above's comment...........more wildlife reading than writing sloppy love novels (trash) might improve the IQ cells.

Jen said...

I can't wait to visit this zoo!

Red said...

I don't remember a zoo at the Smithsonian. I didn't miss much else. It's such a vast area with unbelievable exhibits.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I love me the elephants. :-) Maybe they wet the sand to keep the dust down.

Theresa Mahoney said...

My daughter didn't get to visit this zoo on her class trip, though I wish they would have made time to schedule a visit. It seems like they have many beautiful animals there.

jorjorbeth said...

Beautiful image the building You chose well for the theme.
Your blog is very nice,Thanks for sharing good blog.

happyone said...

I've never really been a fan of zoos though they are lot better now than they used to be.
Elephants are amazing animals.

Martha said...

I love elephants.