Prized Pachyderm

Maksel, Rebecca
February 2002
Smithsonian;Feb2002, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p33
Reports on the birth of an elephant calf, Kandula, after its mother, Shanthi, was artificially inseminated at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. How the calf is only the fourth elephant born in the United States using artificial insemination and the fifth worldwide; Lack of natural breeding in captivity; Difficulty of achieving the pregnancy; Help of Germany's Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research.


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