My friend Brian Vastag just wrote a story about some research on Kandula, the awesomest elephant at the National Zoo. (This was based on a journal article, so some other people wrote the story this week, too.)
Kandula was born at the zoo in 2001. One of the highlights of my journalism career was in the summer of 2002, as an intern at NPR. Kandula was about seven months old and I got to go into the elephant enclosure and follow him around with a mic to get sounds of him playing in the water. SO CUTE. Here’s the story about elephant lungs.