Category: Elephant Calf

Asian Elephant Asha’s Baby Bump-date

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is home to a seven-member, multi-generational Asian elephant herd with one on the way! Asha, 26, is in the home stretch of her approximate 22-month gestation period at 21 months pregnant. Due in late January, early February 2022, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Asha’s fourth Asian elephant calf. Keep reading for a bump-date on Asha’s pregnancy from the Zoo’s Elephants and Rhinos Curator, Rachel Emory: “In preparation... Read More
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Honoring Asian Elephant, Malee: The OKC Zoo’s Commitment to EEHV Research and Prevention

In honor of August being Asian Elephant Awareness Month, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is sharing about its commitment to elephant conservation through the story of Malee, the first Asian elephant born at the OKC Zoo, who passed away unexpectedly on October 1, 2015, at the age of four years old after succumbing to the deadly elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Following the loss of Malee, the Zoo’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino, led... Read More
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