OMAHA, Neb — The first elephant born at an Omaha zoo entered the world on Friday.
An 18-year-old African elephant gave birth to the calf Friday at 11:33 a.m. CST, officials at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said in a news release.
The calf’s mother, Kiki, was put on a 24-hour-watch on Thursday in anticipation of her labor, KTIV-TV reported.
Callee, the calf’s father, is 21 and came to the zoo in 2019, officials stated in the news release.
The calf will be named at a later date, zoo officials said.
Zoo officials are awaiting the arrival of a second African elephant calf, which is due in February.
Kiki, Claire and four other elephants came to the Omaha zoo after a rescue mission in Eswatini, the country formerly known as Swaziland, the zoo said.
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