Maharani, the youngest elephant at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is a princess.
Her name is derived from the word “princess,” and she certainly lives up to it.
Nicknamed Rani, the 26-year-old elephant is sweet, silly and quite trainable.
“She’s the kind of elephant where if you ask her in the right way, she’ll pretty much do it for anybody,” said Marie Galloway, the lead elephant manager at the National Zoo.
Rani performs in a variety of training exercises led by Galloway and her team of professionals.
Her personality is as royal as her name.