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2006_DC_FONZ_Event_06111958DC -- FONZ Event -- Elephants: Kandula 5th birthday
Elephant Birthday Party: Kandula, the Zoo's young male Asian elephant, is turning five! We're planning a really big party to celebrate his fifth birthday.
2006_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_06111955DC -- FONZ Event -- Elephants: Kandula 5th birthday event
The ceremony included opening remarks by the Zoo's director, John Berry, as well as the Sri Lanka ambassador to the United States, Bernard Goonetilleke. It was followed by a candle-lighting ceremony -- seven candles for the seven guests lighting them -- and the presentation of an elephant-riding cloth...
2006_DC_FONZ_Viewing_06111987DC -- FONZ Event -- Elephants: Kandula 5th birthday event -- Presents and Cake
2007_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_07111774DC -- FONZ Event -- Elephants: Kandula 6th birthday ceremony
The ceremony included opening remarks by the Zoo's director, John Berry, as well as the Sri Lanka ambassador to the United States, Bernard Goonetilleke. It was followed by the presentation of an elephant statue from Sri Lanka to the Zoo and an elephant kiss painting from the Zoo to the Sri...
2007_DC_FONZ_Event_07111779DC -- FONZ Event -- Elephants: Kandula 6th birthday events
Elephant Birthday Party: Kandula, the Zoo's young male Asian elephant, is turning five! We're planning a really big party to celebrate his fifth birthday.
2010_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_100902139DC -- FONZ Event -- Elephants: Opening of Phase I of Elephant Trails
Dennis Kelly, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, cordially invites you to the opening and reception for The Homer and Martha Gudelsky Elephant Outpost and New Elephant Habitat.

National Zoo Opens Phase I of Elephant Trails -- New Home for Asian Elephants:
The Smithsonian’s...
2003_DC_FONZ_Viewing_03112531DC -- FONZ Viewing -- Elephants: Unveiling Kandula's new yard
Kandula, the Zoo's new baby male elephant, was two years old. Knowing that he would become too big and strong for the existing enclosure, the Zoo had created a "special male-elephant-proof yard" which was designed to hold him until the even-more-resistant new Asia Trail could be built in a few years....
1981_DC_SINZ_Elephant6DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
1982_DC_SINZ_Elephant2DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
1996_DC_SINZ_Elephant10DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
1997_DC_SINZ_Elephant11DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
1998_DC_SINZ_Elephant23DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
1999_DC_SINZ_Elephant16DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2002_DC_SINZ_Elephant41DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2003_DC_SINZ_Elephant29DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2004_DC_SINZ_Elephant16DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2005_DC_SINZ_Elephant3DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2006_DC_SINZ_Elephant48DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
Pictures taken 11/19 were taken during a Kandula-anniversary event.
2007_DC_SINZ_Elephant31DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2008_DC_SINZ_Elephant56DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2009_DC_SINZ_Elephant7DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
Including my last shots of Happy the Hippo who was sent off to another zoo a few weeks later.

Happy the Hippopotamus Leaves the National Zoo for Milwaukee
Happy, the National Zoo's 28-year-old Nile hippopotamus, was transported on September 28, 2009, to his new home at the Milwaukee County Zoo in...
2010_DC_SINZ_Elephant25DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2012_DC_SINZ_Elephant12DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2013_DC_SINZ_Elephant47DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2016_DC_SINZ_Elephant5DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2019_DC_SINZ_Elephant40DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2020_DC_SINZ_Elephant36DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2021_DC_SINZ_Elephant1DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2003_MD_FONZ_Event_0311138MD -- FONZ Event -- "Kandula" preview showing @ Discovery Headquarters
This was a special event for FONZ donors at the headquarters of Discovery Communications in Silver Spring. I've long desired to get inside that building and this was my first chance. During the event, we saw about half of a new program that had been made about the Zoo's new elephant, Kandula. The...
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