Houston Zoo welcomes new baby elephant
HOUSTON – There is a new baby elephant on the block at the Houston Zoo, and her name is Winnie! Plan your next Zoo visit – reserve tickets online: https://t.co/03KOrSYtL2 pic.twitter.com/Sn3odsZaTV — Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) March 15, 2021“Our animal team is thrilled that the birth has gone smoothly,” said Lisa Marie Avendano, vice president of animal operations at the Houston Zoo. On March 10, a new female elephant was born to 10-year-old Asian elephant Tupelo. https://t.co/mT2U0gjRD9 pic.twitter.com/H1pjlYNXUN — Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) March 11, 2021Tupelo gave birth in the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat cow barn under the supervision of her keepers and veterinary staff. AdThe calf raises the number of elephants in the Houston Zoo herd to 12: five males and seven females.
VIDEO: An Oklahoma zoo shares adorable ultrasound of a baby elephant due in February 2022
OKLAHOMA CITY – Zoo veterinarians at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden shared an adorable video of a baby elephant’s ultrasound. Asha, a 25-year-old Asian elephant is currently eight months pregnant with her fourth calf. Zoo officials were able to get a sneak peek of the calf via ultrasound, according to a video on the zoo’s Facebook page. According to the zoo, elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom--22 months, and newborns weigh between 200-300 pounds at birth. Currently, Asha and her baby are healthy, zoo officials said in the video.