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325-Pound Asian Elephant Born at National Zoo

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The Smithsonian's National Zoological Park announces the birth of a 325-pound male Asian elephant, born Nov. 25, at 2:35 p.m. The calf, which took his first steps just minutes after birth, is being watched carefully by zookeepers and veterinarians who were on hand for the birth. In addition, Dr. Dennis Schmitt, a specialist in elephant reproduction from the Southwestern Missouri State University, joined the National Zoo team for the birth.

For more information and photos, see the Smithsonian Institution National Zoo website.


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The Washington Post says he has his mother's trunk. :)

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The Washington Post says he has his mother's trunk.Wow! Not even a week old and already he's going on a vacation! They grow up so fast...(Thank you, thank you, I'm here all week...)

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He is truly a Cyrano among elephants.

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