How the Zoo Moved a Fully Grown Elephant 900 Miles

Spike the elephant is one of Washington, D.C.’s newest residents. The 14,000-pound adult male elephant arrived early Friday morning and promptly exited his travel crate to enjoy a snack in his new home, Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The 36-year-old elephant, who stands about nine and a half feet tall, traveled 900 miles from Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens… Read more