POWELL, OH –The first baby elephant to be born on the Columbus Zoo because of synthetic insemination was introduced Thursday.
Officers say the mom, Phoebe, is a 31-yr-previous Asian elephant who got here to the Zoo in January 2002 and gave start to the calf at three:09 a.m.
The calf will stay behind the scenes to permit bonding time between Phoebe and her new child.
The child joins the herd of six Asian elephants in the Asia Quest area: males, Hank and Beco, and females, Phoebe, Connie, Sundara (Sunny) and Rudy.
The general public may have a chance to help identify the calf. Details shall be introduced at a later date for naming and viewing info.