Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement said..in the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website https://www.asesg.org it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


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
Typezoo
Founded1889
First elephant1891
Address3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Zip-code20008
PlaceWashington, DC
CountryUnited States
Websitehttp://nationalzoo.si.edu

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.

*wikipedia

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

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