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Elephant Calf Debut

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Female calf walking next to mother Rozie. Photo by Amy Landers/ABQ BioPark.

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Meet the newest addition to the Zoo...a one-week-old Asian elephant!

When

This event has already happened.
Oct 09, 2013
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 Tenth SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Description

Mayor Richard J. Berry invites zoo guests to welcome the new elephant calf, as she explores the main yard with the herd. Debut guests can enjoy giveaways, discovery stations and a keeper Q&A. It's also the perfect time to take a photo for the Zoo Baby category in the 2013 Online Photo Contest.

Naming Contest

This little girl needs a name! Help us name the female calf by voting on Facebook or placing your vote at the voting box, which will be located in the Cottonwood Cafe after the debut.

Zookeepers selected a slate of four names to choose from:

  • Chamiza - a native flower with a ‘z’ substitution to match Rozie and Daizy
  • Jazmine - an Asian flower with the characteristic ‘z’
  • Nita - in honor of a beloved and personable elephant who lived at the San Diego Zoo
  • Roxy - a fun compliment to ‘Rozie’ that keepers have had in mind for several years

Price

Included with regular admission.