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Baby Alert! Houston Zoo welcomes two new baby elephants to its family

Winnie and Teddy are the newest and cutest additions to the Houston zoo and ready to greet the community
Winnie and Teddy are the newest and cutest additions to the Houston zoo and ready to greet the community

HOUSTON – There’s a baby boom happening at the Houston Zoo, less than a year after Houston welcomed Asian elephant calf, Nelson, a new kid is on the block! On March 10 shortly after 11:00 a.m., 10-year-old Asian elephant Tupelo gave birth to a 284-pound female calf named Winnie, and she began to nurse within a few hours. Two months after baby Winnie was born, there’s a new pachyderm in the herd! Sunday at 8:04 p.m., 37-year-old Asian elephant Tess gave birth to a 391-pound male, and the calf began to nurse within hours. The calf has been named Teddy by the team who have dedicated their lives to the care, well-being, and conservation of these incredible animals. The best time to see the new additions are during the zoo’s morning hours because they nap around the afternoon. Click here to get tickets and see how you can check out their new cute additions.


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