Though the baby Asian Elephant born at the Oregon Zoo has been described as a little "spitfire" by her keepers, she has been given a rather delicate name, chosen by public vote: Lily! Born on November 30, weighing 300 pounds 136 kilos), the calf is nursing well and now weights 316 pounds (143 kilos). She stands a little more than three feet tall (.91 meters) at the shoulder. You can read about her birth from our Zooborns post by clicking HERE.
And there's more exciting news: The zoo has announced that baby Lily will be able to be seen by the public with her mom, Rose-Tu, for the first time starting this Friday, December 21. They will be together in the indoor viewing area of the zoo's Asian elephant exhibit between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Photo Credit: Oregon Zoo