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Female African elephant born at Tucson zoo

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A female African elephant is the first elephant calf born at Tucson's Reid Park Zoo.

The zoo said the 24-year-old mother, Semba, gave birth shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

The calf has not been named and has not been weighed yet, but zoo officials said she and her mother appear to be doing well.

Zoo officials said neither visitors nor nonessential staff members are being admitted to the zoo's elephant care center for now.

Semba has given birth three times.

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