Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The San Diego Zoo got a big gift for Valentine's Day - a baby elephant.
The zoo's Wild Animal Park says the African elephant calf was born around 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials say visitors camping at the zoo were awakened by elephants trumpeting - a common behavior when a calf is born.
The calf hasn't been named and its details weren't immediately released but newborns typically stand about 3 feet tall and weight 250 to 300 pounds.
It's the park's sixth calf born into a herd that was imported from Swaziland in 2003. The herd has now grown to more than a dozen.