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Losing Paradise exhibit illustration by Kim Silene
African elephant

African Elephant

Exhibit: Permanent
Opening September 4, 2015

Our iconic African Elephant is undergoing a remake and will open to the public on September 4th. The new setting will explore the evolution of elephants from their earliest predecessors to the three modern-day species. Learn about elephant behavior and the threats facing elephants today. Discover the long-hidden compass on our rotunda floor revealed by the latest remake.

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