Posted On Monday, August 10, 2009
After a 22-month pregnancy, Hogle Zoo African elephant Christie has finally given birth to a female calf August 10, 2009. This is the first baby born to 23-year-old Christie. The new elephant calf was born at 1:15 pm Monday August 10.
Hogle Zoo Elephant Manager Doug Tomkinson says, “It went easy and well, but I can’t believe how fast it happened.” He adds, “This is something miraculous that has occurred. It has been years of hard work from the elephant staff and everyone else involved, and now the calf is finally here.”
The calf weighed in at 251 pounds, is 36” tall and has a trunk that measures 15” in length. Mom and calf made their public debut on September 11 in the Elephant Encounter exhibit.
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