Elephant born at Fort Worth Zoo

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Associated Press

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 9:02 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Fort Worth Zoo is asking the public to help find a name for its newest bundle of joy — a 330-pound baby elephant.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/10Pm0iu ) that the public can vote on the name either by paper ballot at the zoo or on the zoo's Facebook page. There are six names to choose from — Belle, Maggie, Rose, Ruby, Sage and Tujuh. Voting started Thursday.

The female Asian elephant was born Sunday. The calf's mother is 40-year-old Rasha. The father is Groucho, the zoo's 43-year-old bull, who is on loan to the Denver Zoo. Her sister, Bluebonnet, is 14.

Michael Fouraker, the zoo's executive director, says the calf will stay at her mother's side for two years and will nurse for "well over a year."

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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