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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There is a giant-sized celebration going on at Reid Park Zoo this weekend. It is hosting a baby shower for one of its African Elephants. 

The baby shower will take place on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  According to zoo officials Semba, the pregnant African elephant is due in a few more weeks; pregnancies last 22 months for elephants.  This is the first elephant pregnancy at Reid Park Zoo. 

During the baby shower education staff will be on hand with crafts, shower games and a giant card for guests to sign for the baby.  Also keepers will demonstrate and share information about Semba's pregnancy care routine, including stretching, foot care and body conditioning.

At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday during the shower, the zoo will offer free tours of the elephant care center. 

For those who cannot make it to the party there is a baby blog and even a place to make a donation for a specific elephant baby shower gift.  Check out the Zoo's wish list here.

The public can also watch the baby shower from the Reid Park's zoo cam.  Check it out online by clicking here - http://reidparkzoo.org/cameras/elephant-cam/

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