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Aww! Baby elephant makes debut at Nebraska zoo

The new baby — the first elephant calf born at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo — arrived on Jan. 7 and weighs 175 to 200 pounds.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium recently welcomed a new baby African elephant.

On Wednesday, the calf was ready for her close-up.

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The new baby — the first elephant calf born at the zoo — arrived on Jan. 7 and weighs 175 to 200 pounds.

"Everybody here at the zoo is ecstatic, because part of the reason is that you've gotta wait 22 months for it to happen," Dennis Pate, Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium director and CEO, said.

The zoo reports that mom, 18-year-old Kiki, and dad, 21-year-old Callee, are doing OK. Kiki had the calf a little early, the zoo said.

They've spent time babyproofing the facilities, and the new baby has been nursing and moving around.

The zoo said the elephant family quarters will stay closed to the public to allow staff to monitor how the calf is doing with the new family.

Another elephant mom, Claire, is due within a week or two, the zoo said.