The Fort Worth Zoo is thrilled to announce the newest member of its Asian elephant herd, Brazos.
The Zoo welcomed the calf on Oct. 21, 2021. This birth, a major triumph for this endangered species, is the fourth elephant birth in the Fort Worth Zoo’s 112-year history.
The calf was born at 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 21 after a 22-month gestation. He weighs 255 pounds and stands 37 inches tall. Both mother (22-year-old Bluebonnet) and baby are doing well. The initial bonding between an elephant calf and its mother is vital to a successful rearing. As the calf gets acclimated to his surroundings, he will be viewable at various times during the day. Those times will be dictated by his growth as well as outside temperatures and weather.
Meet baby Brazos here!