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Toledo Zoo's Baby Elephant

The Toledo Zoo welcomed a new addition late Friday night, June 3, 2011, in Toledo, Ohio. The male African elephant calf was born to 32-year-old Renee, who gave birth to Louie eight years earlier. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The newborn elephant at the Toledo Zoo, with 32-year-old mother Renee, was on public display Tuesday for the ...
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Zookeeper Ben Whitebread said the 4-day-old elephant was just figuring out how to use his trunk. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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 Enlarge | Buy This Photo TaraGay Walsh, of Holland, Ohio, holds her daughter Rylee, 1, on Tuesday as they and daughter Cadence, 3, view African ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Renee and calf will have limited public visiting hours as they adjust to the attention. Extreme heat may drive them ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge Renee delivered her male calf, shown here not long after being born at 11:28 p.m. June 3, 2011, with ...
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The baby began to suckle and successfully nursed within hours of being born, a significant criterion for being considered healthy. Enlarge 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. Enlarge 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. Enlarge Zoo staff said Renee showed excellent maternal behavior after her second calf was born June 3, 2011.
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