Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News
Updated Sep 24, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Big baby on way: Elephant at Tucson zoo is pregnant

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson's Reid Park Zoo is expecting an addition -- another elephant.

Zoo officials on Tuesday announced that the zoo's 24-year-old African elephant, Litsemba, is expected to give birth next summer. Elephants have gestation periods of nearly two years.

Litsemba and the bull elephant who is the father-to-be arrived in Tucson from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2012.

The Tucson zoo said it will take extensive measures to protect the safety of both the mother and her unborn calf.

Litsemba already has hds two other calves, both born in San Diego.

World Class Arizona

  • APSWorld Class Arizona with Arizona's largest and longest-serving electricity utility. APS serves more than 1.2 million customers in 11 of the state's 15 counties.

Voice For A Better Arizona

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News