Raja http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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