FOREST PARK (KTVI)- It’s a girl for the Saint Louis Zoo. An Asian elephant calf was born just before 11:00pm Friday night. The Zoo's 42-year-old Asian elephant, Ellie, gave birth to a baby girl. She’s about 38 inches tall and weighs 251 pounds.
Both mom and baby are doing well and have been bonding. The two are not yet on public display and a debut date has not been set.
This is Ellie’s third daughter and the fourth daughter for Raja, 20, the baby’s father. Raja was the first elephant ever born at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Elephant pregnancies usually last between 21 and 23 months and babies can weigh between 250 and 350 pounds at birth.
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