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Baby elephant due in March or April at Reid Park Zoo

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Posted at 5:55 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 20:39:00-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Reid Park Zoo has an expecting mother.

Semba the elephant is pregnant, and her calf is due March or April, a zoo spokesperson said.

The gestation period for elephants ranges between 22 and 24 months.

A team of volunteers is observing Semba 24 hours a day. Semba is undergoing a regular battery of physical exams, blood work and ultrasounds.

When the calf arrives, it will probably have a bent tail and ears that straighten out eventually.