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Spike, 37, Asian Elephant, Smithsonian National Zoo, August 2018

Spike, 37, Asian Elephant, Smithsonian National Zoo, August 2018

Spike, 37, Asian Elephant, Smithsonian National Zoo, August 2018
    • Sarus Crane
      Great shot! I really hope that Maharani's pregnancy is successful!
    • AmbikaFan
      Do you know something I don't?! Is she pregnant?! I rushed to DC after I heard Shanthi was off all arthritis meds bc none were working, and I thought the end was near. I devoted all my attention to Shanthi and Ambika, who has suddenly become visibly arthritic. I didn't even ask about Rani.

      I've been meaning to ask about your project, but I've been swamped by school and my own arthritic challenges. How is it going? Have you found a job?!
    • Sarus Crane
      @AmbikaFan I just remember that over two years ago the zoo was happy when they broadcast he and Rani's reunion. I found this article from July which states that they still have yet to find out. I can understand your fears for Shanthi and Ambika. If Dalip (Spike's dad at Zoo Miami) is ever planning on departing anytime in the not to distant future I'm booking a flight to Miami ASAP!
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    • AmbikaFan
      I hear you! I hope to see Dahlip one day before he passes. So underutilized for such a valuable animal. I knew for sure Rani was not pregnant in April because she had just had an ultrasound. I don't think anything is happening very quickly, and if it doesn't soon, I think will on his way to somewhere where his rare genes can be better utilized.
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