Little Daizy was actually born at Albuquerque's Rio Grande Zoo last year, but these adorable pictures just came to our attention so we thought we'd share them. This was the first baby for Daizy's mom, Rozie. The pregnancy was recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan for Asian elephants. Because Rozie has no siblings, she is genetically unique. Her calf adds to the diversity and strength of the North American population of Asian elephants.
Rio Grande Zoo
Rozie, Albuquerque's Rio Grande Zoo's newest elephant Mom, gave birth on Wednesday to a 318-pound Calf. The calf, as yet to be named, is busy bonding with her family and learning the lay of the land. 16-year-old mother Rozie is the last female elephant to have been born at the Rio Grande Zoo, so this newest addition is likely to be a permanent fixture there.