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Indianapolis Zoo Makes History Once Again

Last updated on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indianapolis Zoo has made history again. The zoo has a brand new baby elephant.

Kubwa the elephant gave birth to the calf on July 20th.

It's the third time Kubwa has conceived through artificial insemination and given birth.

She's the first African elephant to do so.

The new elephant doesn't have a name yet, but it's a girl and she currently weighs 254 pounds.

The calf is frolicking around the African Elephant Sanctuary, but doesn't stray too far away from mom.

She also enjoys dunking herself in a nearby pond and likes to kick around her rear right leg, something that's likely to charm visitors.

The baby goes on exhibit to the public beginning Wednesday, August 3rd for two hours each day; from 11:00AM to noon and from 2:30PM to 3:30PM weather permitting during normal zoo hours.

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