New Asian Elephant Baby Born at Ringling Bros. Center
Posted on April 15, 2010
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation has announced the birth of a healthy female Asian elephant. The calf is the 23rd birth at the Center. April was born on April 3rd, at 9:30 p.m. at weight of 265 pounds. She is the fourth calf bred between 34-year old Alana and 37-year old Charlie. April has three siblings, 4-year old Irvin, 6-year old Asha and 12-year old Doc. April's veterinary team is lead by Dennis Schmitt, D.V.M., Ph.D. Ringling Bros. Chair of Veterinary Services and Director of Research. The Center's website can be found at elephantcenter.com.
"Since opening the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation fifteen years ago our mission has been to preserve and sustain the endangered Asian elephant species," says Kenneth Feld, Founder of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation. "April's birth at the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation is yet another proven milestone in our commitment to ensure the survival of this majestic species and for future generations to experience."