64°F
weather icon Mostly Cloudy

Public will get to name Columbus Zoo’s baby elephant

Columbus Zoo announces birth of baby elephant

POWELL, Ohio — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced the birth of a baby elephant.

The zoo says the Asian elephant, born Thursday, appears strong. Its sex has not yet been determined because the zoo is giving it time to bond with its mother, Phoebe.

It is the first elephant born at the zoo in almost 10 years and joins a herd of six at the zoo.

The zoo says Phoebe had the opportunity to breed with a male, Hank, but the attempts were not successful. She was artificially inseminated with sperm from Hank and a male at another zoo. DNA tests will determine who the father is.

The public will have an opportunity to name the calf.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
 
Healthy dog euthanized to be buried with deceased owner

Veterinarians and funeral homes in Virginia are rejecting the idea that pets should be buried with their owners after a recent case in which a healthy dog was euthanized so it could lie with her owner.

Trump pledges $16B to ailing farmers; markets sink

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the first of three payments is likely to be made in July or August.