Daily Archives: May 20, 2010

Houston Baby Elephant Frolicks In Pool

IT’S A BOY! -Shanti and Baby Baylor Doing Fine at the Houston Zoo.  Houston Zoo.

After a pregnancy lasting almost 23 months, Shanti, a 19-year-old Asian elephant, delivered a healthy 348-pound male calf Tuesday morning at the Houston Zoo’s McNair Asian Elephant Habitat. The calf has been named Baylor by the Zoo’s elephant care team in recognition of the unprecedented and ongoing advances made by Baylor College of Medicine’s research team to significantly reduce the threat of a potentially lethal elephant herpes virus.

Here is Baby Baylor.

Baby Baylor in the baby pool!

May 18, 2010