elephant http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Zoo Welcomes Baby Elephant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-zoo-welcomes-baby-elephant <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Updated with photos of new calf &amp; naming information May 6:</em></strong></p><p>The St. Louis Zoo has announced that the elephant has been named Priya (pronounced Pree-yah) after 53,692 votes from the public were counted.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The name means "dear" or "beloved" and received just over 29 percent of the votes. The runner-up name was "Willow."</span></p><p><b style="line-height: 1.5;"><i>Original story from April 27:</i></b></p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 19:14:52 +0000 Tim Lloyd & Kelsey Proud 25862 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Zoo Welcomes Baby Elephant Asian Elephant Calf Will Bring Cautious Celebration To St. Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/asian-elephant-calf-will-bring-cautious-celebration-st-louis-zoo <p></p><p>An Asian elephant calf is due to be born any day at the St. Louis Zoo, cause for both celebration and concern amid the backdrop of a deadly herpes virus.</p><p></p><p>The virus has killed about 25 percent of Asian elephants born in North American zoos in the past three decades. Some animal rights activists <a href="http://bit.ly/13sZkHY">told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> that it is irresponsible to breed elephants knowing the presence of the virus in the herd.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:59:12 +0000 The Associated Press & Sean Sandefur 24842 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Asian Elephant Calf Will Bring Cautious Celebration To St. Louis Zoo 250 pound baby coming soon to Saint Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/250-pound-baby-coming-soon-saint-louis-zoo <p>The Asian elephant herd at the Saint Louis Zoo is about to grow again.</p><p>The Zoo announced today that Ellie is pregnant with a female calf. It&#39;s her fourth pregnancy and third birth - she miscarried in 2010 at 36 weeks. The typical elephant pregnancy lasts about 22 months, so Ellie&#39;s latest calf is due in the spring of 2013.</p><p>The Zoo says typical newborn elephants weigh between 250 and 350 pounds.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:00:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4225 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 250 pound baby coming soon to Saint Louis Zoo Baby elephant makes public debut at Saint Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/baby-elephant-makes-public-debut-saint-louis-zoo <p>The Asian elephant calf Kenzi is making her public debut this morning at the Saint Louis Zoo.</p><p>The three-month-old calf will be on view at the &quot;River&#39;s Edge&quot; habitat from 10 a.m. to noon and then again from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today through Sunday.</p><p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:33:23 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Baby elephant makes public debut at Saint Louis Zoo Baby elephant born at St. Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/baby-elephant-born-st-louis-zoo <p><em>Updated 2:47 p.m. July 5 with name finalized:</em></p><p>The St. Louis Zoo announced that a name has been chosen for the baby elephant, Kenzi, which won with 69,406 (53.88%) votes. Runner up June received 40,683 votes (31.58%), Zoe received 12,249 votes (9.51%) and Mya received 6,438 votes (5%). Write-ins received .03% of the vote.</p><p><em>Updated 10:27 a.m. June 28 with naming contest information</em></p><p>It&#39;s a girl: The latest addition to the St. Louis Zoo is a bouncing baby elephant.</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:25:44 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1502 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Baby elephant born at St. Louis Zoo Elephant at St. Louis Zoo tests positive for tuberculosis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elephant-st-louis-zoo-tests-positive-tuberculosis <p>A 40-year old Asian elephant at the St. Louis Zoo named &quot;Donna&quot; has tested positive for tuberculosis, but is expected to be just fine.</p><p>Donna the Elephant came to the St. Louis zoo as a 3-year old juvenile in 1971.<br /><br />All elephants get complete medical evaluation each year including blood collection, vaccinations and trunk cultures to look for tuberculosis.</p><p>Randy Junge, the Zoo&#39;s Director of Animal Health said the 40-year-old pachyderm will live off-display for the next year, but won&#39;t be quarantined.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:34:51 +0000 Adam Allington 928 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Elephant at St. Louis Zoo tests positive for tuberculosis