STL Elephant Named Jade

1 decade 1 year 8 months ago Wednesday, March 07 2007 Mar 7, 2007 Wednesday, March 07, 2007 12:21:19 PM CST March 07, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The new baby elephant at the Saint Louis Zoo will be known as Jade. The zoo says more than 13,000 votes were cast in a contest to name the new arrival. The ten-year-old Asian elephant Rani gave birth on February 25 to a healthy baby girl. The public was invited to vote on one of three potential names -- Emmy, Hana and Jade. An elephant care team continues to work with first-time mom Rani to help her become comfortable in her maternal role, and to introduce the baby to the rest of the herd. The baby is not yet on display.

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