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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo has made a HUGE Mother’s Day announcement May 11 – Asian elephant Tess is pregnant, and after a two-year gestation, the 35-year-old Asian elephant will give birth this summer.

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The 26-year-old Asian elephant Shanti undergoes an ultrasound at the Houston Zoo

Hope the storks have been working out, because a 250- to 300-pound bundle of joy is headed for the Houston Zoo. The 26-year-old Asian elephant Shanti is pregnant and will give birth this summer after a two-year gestation.

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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

Jan. 3 was moving day for three of the Houston Zoo’s male elephants. Thai, Tucker and Baylor have taken residence in the newest addition at the Houston Zoo, a 6,500-square-foot barn custom-built to house the bull elephants.

 

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Borneo pygmy elephant (www.worldwildlife.org)

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement Jan. 21, 2016, with Borneo-based wildlife organizations to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant. The first partnership of its kind, the effort will provide support for solutions to the frequent and sometimes deadly conflicts between people and elephants on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.

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