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Toledo Zoo's Baby Elephant

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The newborn elephant at the Toledo Zoo, with 32-year-old mother Renee, was on public display Tuesday for the first time since being born Friday night.

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Zookeeper Ben Whitebread said the 4-day-old elephant was just figuring out how to use his trunk.

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The calf can shade himself from the sun under his mother's belly.

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Zoo staff are keeping a close eye on the pair for successful bonding and maternal behavior.

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TaraGay Walsh, of Holland, Ohio, holds her daughter Rylee, 1, on Tuesday as they and daughter Cadence, 3, view African elephant Renee and her newborn calf at the Toledo Zoo.Morrison

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The calf weighs 305 pounds, having packed on about 100 pounds since his birth four days ago. His mother weighs 8,200 pounds.

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Renee and calf will have limited public visiting hours as they adjust to the attention. Extreme heat may drive them indoors as well.

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Terri Heminger, a bird keeper at the Toledo Zoo, takes a picture of 32-year-old Renee and her newborn calf Tuesday.

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Renee delivered her male calf, shown here not long after being born at 11:28 p.m. June 3, 2011, with no assistance from zoo staff.

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The baby began to suckle and successfully nursed within hours of being born, a significant criterion for being considered healthy.

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The calf greeted the world under the watchful eye, and heavy trunk, of his mother, Renee.

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Zoo staff said Renee showed excellent maternal behavior after her second calf was born June 3, 2011.

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