Fort Worth Zoo Welcomes Endangered Baby Elephant - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Fort Worth Zoo Welcomes Endangered Baby Elephant



    The Fort Worth Zoo needs help naming a new baby Asian elephant. (Published Friday, July 12, 2013)

    The Fort Worth Zoo is welcoming the birth of a female Asian elephant calf, the second elephant to be born in the zoo's 104-year history.

    Zoo officials say the calf was born at 3:34 a.m. on July 7. The calf weighs 330 pounds and is 38-inches tall, according to the zoo.

    Both the baby and her mother, 40-year-old Rasha, are bonding and getting acclimated to their surroundings, but the zoo says the calf will be visiable at various times of the day based on how she moves around.

    The zoo is looking for help to name the newest addition to their elephant group.

    Staffers have picked six names for the calf and are asking the public to vote on which they prefer. Voting will take place from July 11 through July 25 on their Facebook page and at the elephant exhibit inside the zoo. The winning name will be announced on July 25.