Baby elephant ready for visitors at Pittsburgh zoo

Its mother is Seeni, a 21-year-old elephant that’s among three the zoo rescued from Botswana in 2011. The calf was born at the zoo’s International Conservation Center in May, about a month prematurely.


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Officials at the zoo are waiting to see how the calf adjusts and is accepted by the rest of the herd before naming it.

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In this June 6, 2017, file photo, Willie Theison bottle feeds the new baby elephant calf at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)

The zoo says the baby is already reaching all the milestones they would expect from a full-term calf.

The female calf will be on view starting Friday through a window in the elephant family room.
However, viewings will depend on how the calf is feeling each day, so the zoo suggests visitors check the website beforehand.

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium says its new baby elephant is ready for visitors.