Omaha Zoo Welcomes Third Elephant Calf In Just Over A Year

The elephant baby boom at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is in full swing.

The herd welcomed its third calf in a little over one year.

Lolly, who is about 11, gave birth to the male calf early Thursday morning.

The newest male African elephant calf at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was born on Thursday. (Source: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium)

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT/Gray News) – An Omaha zoo has welcomed another baby elephant to the family.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium shared photos of its newest male African elephant calf on Thursday.

Zoo officials said Lolly, an 11-year-old African elephant, gave birth to a male calf at about 2:30 a.m. The zoo says both the mother and son are doing well.

Lolly’s pregnancy was announced in March 2022. A fourth pregnancy announcement — for Jayei, the herd matriarch — was announced four months later in July.

Lolly’s calf joins fellow youngsters Eugenia and Sonny. Eugenia was born to mom Kiki in January 2022. Sonny was born weeks later to mom Claire.

Jayei’s calf is due in August or September. Jayei is mother to another herd member, Omma, who is now about 11 years old.

Callee is the father of both Lolly’s and Jayei’s calves as well as Eugenia and Sonny.

Callee joined the herd in 2019 from the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama. The zoo’s five adult female African elephants, plus one male, arrived in Omaha in 2016 from Swaziland.

Since their arrival, the elephants have been housed in the zoo’s $73 million African Grasslands exhibit.

Photos: Two baby elephants make their public debut at Omaha

Eugenia, one of two Elephant calves born in January, walks around the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium on Monday.



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