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Pittsburgh Zoo unveils its new baby elephant for visitors

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 14:59:08-04
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium says its new baby elephant is ready for visitors.
 
She will be on view starting today through a window in the elephant family room. However, viewings will depend on how the calf is feeling each day, so the zoo suggests visitors check the website beforehand.
 
The calf was born at the zoo's International Conservation Center in May, about a month prematurely. Its mother is a 21-year-old elephant that's among three the zoo rescued from Botswana in 2011.
 
The zoo says the baby is already reaching all the milestones they would expect from a full-term calf. Officials say they're to see how the calf adjusts and is accepted by the rest of the herd before naming it.