Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Welcomes Elephant Calf

Photo: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

(Omaha, NE) -- Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium welcome a new member of the elephant family.

The zoo says the male elephant calf was born at 2:20 Thursday morning. The mother is Lolly, an 11-year old African elephant. Zoo leaders say both Lolly and her calf are doing well. This is the third African elephant calf born at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, joining half-siblings, Eugenia and Sonny, who were both born in January 2022. Callee, the sire to all three calves, is 22 years old and joined Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in 2019.

Zoo leadership says the elephant care team was monitoring Lolly 24-hours-a-day in anticipation of the birth. The zoo says at this time, the Elephant Family Quarters will be temporarily closed to the public to allow Lolly some quiet time to bond with her calf. Guests will have the opportunity to see all three elephant calves with the herd in the Elephant Family Quarters once reopened.

The first African elephant calf, Eugenia, was born at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, to mom Kiki on January 7, 2022. Sonny was born to mom Claire on January 30, 2022. A fourth elephant calf is expected to arrive to mother Jayei in late summer.

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