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The Elephant in the Rotunda

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The Elephant in the Rotunda

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The largest elephant ever prepared for a museum has become an icon of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

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We're celebrating the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, home of fine art, dinosaurs, the Hope Diamond, and over one hundred million specimens. See how its vital work remains a gift to science and to the American people, and, like the world it showcases, remains forever a work in progress.

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