National zoo debuts new elephant!
WASHINGTON, D.C. – There’s a new elephant in town!
Spike, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s new Asian elephant, made his public debut on Friday.
The 36-year-old male elephant arrived to the zoo on March 23 from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida.
The zoo celebrated Spike’s debut with cake made out of a frozen banana tree trunk filled with carrots, pineapple, mango, papaya, and sugar cane.
Visitors will be able to see Spike with special enrichment in his yard Saturday.