Baby Elephant is Born!

Keepers and supporters of our local zoo have been waiting eagerly for the birth of a baby African elephant, the first ever at the zoo, and in fact, in all of Arizona. Mother, Semba, brought over from San Diego a couple of years ago, was due anytime between mid-July through mid-August, and mid-August has just about passed us by.

Last night she went into labor around 10:35 pm and gave birth 20 minutes later to a baby girl elephant. Isn’t she just the cutest thing, ever:

RPZ Baby Elephant

Reid Park Zoo’s baby elephant, at less than a day old. Click to enlarge

 

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