The Oklahoma City Zoo recently showed what an ultrasound of a baby elephant looks like
Meet Asha, the 25-year-old Asian elephant from the Oklahoma City Zoo who is expected to give birth to her fourth offspring in February of 2022. The father is the 51-year-old bull elephant named Rex, with whom Asha also has two other babies, 5-year-old Achara and 1-year-old Kairavi (or Kai for short).
Pregnancies as early as 8 months are very rarely announced as there’s still another 14 months to go, but the zoo’s veterinary team feels confident as both the mom and the baby are healthy and it’s her 4th pregnancy so far, making Asha an experienced mom by now. Her diet, exercise, and training continue to stay consistent throughout the pregnancy and she’s getting the best care an elephant could have.
In the ultrasound, one can clearly see the head, trunk, and legs of the adorable baby elephant
People online found the ultrasound absolutely adorable, saying things like “Seriously the cutest freaking little thing” and “That’s the most precious thing I’ve ever seen”.
Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom, lasting 22 months from conception to birth. Newborn elephants can weigh 200-300 pounds at birth.
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