The National Zoo has a new elephant cam, so we know what we'll be doing all day
If you’ve been lucky enough to visit the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., then you know that their elephant exhibit is truly incredible. The Elephant Community Center and Elephant Barn are home to six Asian elephants who are truly majestic creatures to behold.
Now anyone can watch Kamala, Maharani, Swarna, Ambika, Bozie and Shanthi at any time thanks to an incredible new high-def elephant cam. The cam will be turned on for 24 hours a day, but since volunteers operate the cameras on the grounds, you can only guarantee to see the elephants as they move throughout their indoor and outdoor habitats during normal business hours.
The National Zoo —which is part of the Smithsonian and therefore admission is free! — has a bunch of other animal cams to check out if you haven’t already. The lion cam shows the outside grounds where the zoo’s lion family lives and the two panda cams (with which we are intimately familiar) show the giant pandas indoor and outdoor spaces. Really, it’s enough animal cuteness to keep you occupied all day long.
If all these animal cams are inspiring you to make a visit, here’s how to do it!