Meet the Baby Elephant


The Fort Worth Zoo is now home to TWO elephant calves! Belle, daughter to Rasha, was born July 7, and Bowie (boo-ee), son to Bluebonnet, was born August 5. Bowie’s arrival makes Rasha a grandmother and Belle an aunt – there are now three generations of elephants at the Fort Worth Zoo, which very much mimics how herds are established in the wild. In total, the Zoo is home to seven Asian elephants: four females and three males.

As Bowie gets acclimated to his surroundings, he will be viewable at various times during the day. Those times will be dictated by his activity level. Rasha, Belle, Bluebonnet and Bowie will be on exhibit daily at the following times (subject to change): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to close.

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Photo Gallery — Belle & Rasha

Photo Gallery — Bowie & Bluebonnet

Draw the Baby Elephant

The Fort Worth Zoo hosted an art contest in honor of the arrival of Belle, daughter of the painting pachyderm Rasha.

We received many beautiful, unique pieces of art. Congratulations to the winners!

Adopt the Baby Elephants

Your $40 symbolic adoption will contribute to baby Belle or Bowie’s care and feeding for one full year.

  • Baby elephant plush animal
  • Color photo of your baby elephant
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Zoo publication

Or adopt both Belle and Bowie, the Pachyderm Pair! For $65, adoption packages include:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Zoo publication
  • 4×6 color photo of both baby elephants
  • Two plush elephants

Click here to adopt the baby elephants.

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