Baby on board! Ohio zoo’s Asian elephant Phoebe is expecting

Credit: Columbus Zoo / Facebook

Credit: Columbus Zoo / Facebook

We all love hearing about baby animal news, and we’ve got some for you: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s family is growing.

The zoo announced its Asian elephant, Phoebe, is expecting a baby calf this summer.

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Posted by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Zookeepers said she will likely give birth in mid-to-late June.

Elephants have the longest gestational period of all mammals, lasting approximately 22 months. At birth, elephant calves can weigh between 200 and 300 pounds and stand 3 feet tall.

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