California IN BRIEF : ESCONDIDO : Elephant in Third Year of Pregnancy

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

An elephant entering her third year of pregnancy apparently has set a world record for a pachyderm gestation, but doubts are growing about the health of the fetus, anxious zookeepers said. Jean, a 19-year-old Asian elephant at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, was due to give birth to her first calf in August, after what would have been a normal 22-month pregnancy, a park spokesman said.

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