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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

John Romo Collection - National Zoo

The following picture was graciously contributed by John Romo, taken at the National Zoo in the 1980s.

National Zoo, c. 1980s
Courtesy of J Romo

The elephant pictured in Mr. Romo's photograph was Nancy, a female African elephant imported by the Ruhe's from Tanzania in 1956 and purchased by the zoo of the nation's capital. For nearly five decades Nancy would reside in Washington D.C. until she was euthanized at the turn of the millennium for tuberculosis.

More discussion of Nancy and a more recent photograph can be found in a May 2011 ShowMe Elephants article.

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I eagerly anticipate associating with new individuals with an interest or history in elephants, elephant history and elephant record keeping. If you have further information regarding the animals or locations questioned in the article, please leave a comment or message me in an effort to complete their records for elephant historians.