New baby elephant on display at Texas zoo - Tucson News Now

New baby elephant on display at Texas zoo

(Courtesy: Fort Worth Zoo) (Courtesy: Fort Worth Zoo)

FORT WORTH, TX (Tucson News Now) - The British royal baby better move over because there's a new baby grabbing headlines: a baby elephant named Belle.

Baby Belle is already attracting crowds in Texas as she used her kiddie pool at the Fort Worth Zoo. 

Elephant births in captivity are very rare, so this big bundle of joy is quickly becoming the zoo's biggest attraction.

A zoo spokeswoman says Belle is only the second Asian elephant to be born at the zoo in its 104 year history. She was born on July 7th, weighing 330 pounds and she has been gaining two pounds per day under her mother's watchful eye.

The zoo hopes the new baby brings awareness to Asian elephants that have been on the endangered species list since 1976.

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