The News is Out!

Her name's Achara

 

The OKC Zoo, for the second time, has welcomed one of the world's biggest babies--an Asian elephant. She was born to mom Asha and dad Rex on Monday, December 22, at 1:35 p.m. Mom and calf are doing well. She weighed 332 pounds at birth. Her sister, Malee, is excited to finally be a big sister.

You can read more about her birth, the Zoo's 22-month journey during Asha's pregnancy and how her special name was revealed.

 

OKC Zoo Celebrates the Birth of its Second Asian Elephant

OKC Zoo Elephant Pregnancy Announcement

INTEGRIS Shares Expertise Press Release

 The Zoo Announces the Name of its Second Asian Elephant

 

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