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Baby elephant at San Diego Zoo Safari Park checks in at 205 pounds

ElephantBig news at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 205 pounds big, the weight of a baby African elephant born Tuesday to the elephant herd's matriarch, Swazi.

The as-yet unnamed female was on her feet within minutes. Swazi had been pregnant for 22 months, typical for her breed.

The birth gives the former Wild Animal Park 13 elephants: four adults and nine offspring. The adults were rescued in 2003 from Swaziland where they were destined to be "culled" because the herd was outstripping its food supply.

The zoo has set up a live elephant cam where viewers may catch a glimpse of the new arrival. Zoo officials said they were waiting for the calf to begin nursing.

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Photo: Baby elephant born Tuesday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Credit: Ken Bohn / San Diego Zoo

 
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