Elephant calf born at Houston Zoo

February 10, 2014 5:01:27 PM PST
Just days after the Houston Zoo welcomed a brand new giraffe into the world, a big beautiful bouncing baby elephant made its debut.

After a 23-month pregnancy, Shanti, a 23-year-old Asian elephant delivered a healthy 385-pound male calf early Friday morning at the zoo's McNair Asian Elephant habitat.

"The elephant keepers have named the calf Duncan," said Houston Zoo Large Mammal Curator Daryl Hoffman. "They like the way it sounds."

Duncan was born at around 2:10am and was standing on his own within the hour. By 9am, he was nursing.

Shanti, Duncan and dad, Thai, are all doing fine.

On Thursday, we told you about Masai, who was born on Tuesday.

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